News China is currently responsible for 90 per cent of the world's angora wool supply

An online clothing store has joined high-street shops in pulling angora products from its virtual shelves

Fur flies as Gwyneth Paltrow offends her animal-rights friends

The actress courts controversy in an ad campaign and puts her relationship with Stella McCartney on the line

Politician angers activists with bloody rituals

Many politicians talk from time to time of the need to make sacrifices but few mean it quite so literally as Kishor Samrite.

Animal rights group turns its fire on celebrity meat-eaters

After helping to make fur coats taboo, campaigners at Peta are using hardline tactics on A-list carnivores

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Paul Weller took his kids to the Mojo awards this week – and they did the Modfather proud. But how do other musicians' offspring fare in the style stakes? By Rob Sharp

The brutal trade behind the Army's headwear

A large black bear and her cub emerge from the undergrowth, drawn to the scent of a rusty oil drum filled with a pungent bait of pizza, doughnuts and skinned animals. As the pair begin to tuck in, a shot rings out and the mother lets out a wounded roar and flees to what is almost certainly a painful and lingering death.

Marc Hodler

Olympics whistle-blower

Lagerfeld looks to the short, sharp and sweet in new Chanel collection

It was Karl Lagerfeld's turn to take to the Paris catwalk in his role as creative director of the mighty house of Chanel. As guests filed into the Grand Palais yesterday, now the venue of choice for many of the big, French brands, they were greeted by bright white lights and a dressing room centre stage, duly stamped with a large, interlocking C logo.

Fur coats fit for the homeless

Turkeys give thanks for Moby

Letter: Pets in Taiwan

Sir: Mr. Wood's letter (23 September) regarding the welfare of dogs in the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan was one-sided and untrue. Over the past few years the government of the ROC has been working in close partnership with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to alleviate cruelty to dogs on the island.

Letter: Fish do feel pain

THANK YOU Tom Hudson for pointing out the environmental damage caused by angling (Letters, 19 September).

Fatal rubber attraction for a fish out of water; FISHING LINES

THE ANTI-ANGLING faction would surely have had a change of heart about its plans to disrupt National Fishing Week, if only I could have contacted them in time. With almost 5,000 fishy-related events to choose from, the Campaign for the Abolition of Angling was spoilt for choice. But those who stood behind anglers and talked loudly, or used extended bamboo canes to remove bait from hooks (some of the tactics suggested to would-be saboteurs) are going to feel really bad when they read my heart-warming little tale.
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