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Is latest poster effective for animal rights - or just offensive to women?
Despite other iconic British food shops halting their sale of foie gras which is cruel and barbaric, Fortnum & Mason continue to peddle this “torture in a tin”.
Danny Boyle, the artistic director of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, has sent a hand-written letter to animal rights campaigners pledging that no harm will come to the animals used in the making of his show.
It might not feel like it at the time, but selection for the Olympics is not normally a matter of life and death. At least until now.
Fake stuff is so popular it's raised demand for genuine fur too.
To look like a piece of meat is not normally what a glamour puss aims for when she dons a posh frock and heaps on the jewellery. But that’s exactly the impression pop Queen Lady Gaga decided to give at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday, when she picked up 8 gongs clad in a gown made from raw meat.
Animal rights groups are celebrating, but fans say the ruling is nothing but a desire to be un-Spanish
In his lifetime, Manolete, the legendary bullfighter, caused a stir living with his exuberant left-wing mistress beneath the disapproving glare of staunchly Catholic, 1940s Spain. Manolete, a film about this romance starring Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz, is raising eyebrows again – this time among the anti-bullfighting camp.
His political halo may be slipping, but Barack Obama is still a brand that some in the commercial world just can't resist exploiting. How else to explain the huge advertising billboard that appeared above Times Square this week featuring the President as Male Model-in-Chief?
After his triumphant return to the bullring less than a fortnight ago, the Salford matador Frank Evans was looking forward to a hectic spell in Britain promoting his autobiography chronicling four decades of facing death in the afternoon.
Supermodels pose nude for him. Catwalk shows are halted by him. But PETA’s Dan Mathews says his proudest moment in the war on fur was the day he took on one of fashion’s biggest names – and won
Animal rights groups vent fury at British actress after she appears in ad wearing black 'baby mink skin'
Many politicians talk from time to time of the need to make sacrifices but few mean it quite so literally as Kishor Samrite.
After helping to make fur coats taboo, campaigners at Peta are using hardline tactics on A-list carnivores
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
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.