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Chatter box Italian fashion house Gucci has announced that it will no longer use animal fur in its designs. Gucci’s president & CEO Marco Bizzarri made the announcement on Wednesday (October 11) at The London College of Fashion.

The move follows a long-standing relationship with The Humane Society of the United States and LAV - members of the international Fur Free alliance. Gucci’s fur-free policy includes mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox, rabbit, karakul and all other species bred or caught for fur.  Chatter box

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Responsible exotic pet ownership

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Snake owners urged to keep enclosures secure

RSPCA inspectors rescue false water cobra from wardrobe
London man sentenced for keeping wild goldfinches
London man sentenced for keeping wild goldfinches

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Petition calls for microchip rules to be reconsidered

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Study to investigate less-invasive fish swabbing technique
Study to investigate less-invasive fish swabbing technique

Project to explore ways to improve fish welfare
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Raccoon dogs ‘becoming more popular as pets’

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Avian flu text alert service launched in Northern Ireland

A new text system to alert bird keepers to the threat of avian flu has been launched in Northern Ireland. The service will enable bird keepers to take action to protect their flock at the earliest opportunity.

Keepers who have already provided NI's Department of Agriculture with a valid mobile number have automatically been subscribed to the service and notified by text. Bird keepers who have not yet received a text should text ‘BIRDS’ to 67300 to register.

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