Business French fashion group Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it had set out internal guidelines for dealing with the welfare of animals, as fashion companies look to tighten their ethical standards. 13 May 2019 03:55PM Bookmark PARIS: French fashion group Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it had set out internal guidelines for dealing with the welfare of animals, as fashion companies look to tighten their ethical standards.Kering's 'Animal Welfare Standards' cover issues such as how animals, which are often used in the fashion and textiles industry, are treated, and it would back prohibiting intensive farming and the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotic treatments.Britain's Burberry and Kering's Gucci are among the latest brands to abandon fur. Luxury online retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter has also abandoned fur, and Los Angeles moved in September to outlaw its sale and manufacture within the city limits.(Reporting by Sudip … [Read more...] about French fashion group Kering sets guidelines on animal welfare
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WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Bill Barr rejected allegations in a Senate hearing Wednesday that he had whitewashed the Mueller Russian interference report to protect President Donald Trump, but then refused to appear before the House to answer similar questions. Barr underwent tough questioning in the Senate Judiciary Committee over his decision last month to declare that Trump had been fully cleared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation – a move which Mueller himself objected to days later in a letter. Democratic members of the committee accused Barr of skewing the truth and deliberately downplaying disturbing behavior by the president, even if it did not add up to a crime. But Barr rejected the criticisms, saying that after Mueller submitted his final report, it was his “baby” and his prerogative as head of the Department of Justice to sum up its conclusions. Barr refuses to testify to House After more than four hours before the Senate panel, … [Read more...] about US attorney general grilled over handling of Russia report
WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller complained in a letter to Attorney General William Barr that his four-page summary of Mueller's Russia report "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of the investigation's conclusions, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The Post said it reviewed a copy of Mueller's letter, which was written in late March after Barr released a summary on March 24 that said Mueller had found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. Hints, but no proof of crime, in Mueller's hunt for a Trump-Russia conspiracy Barr also said in the summary that Mueller had not reached a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had found the evidence insufficient to support such a charge. US attorney general says Mueller report finds ‘no collusion’ Barr's four-page summary was released more than three weeks before a redacted version of … [Read more...] about News Mueller complained to Barr about his summary of Russia probe -Washington Post
When The Financial Times’ (FT) mail room informed me that two bottles of ice-cold camel milk had arrived, my heart dropped. I had spent weeks researching and championing camel milk’s status as the “future of dairy” to my colleagues; now I had to taste it. As I went to try the surprisingly thick beverage, my nose wrinkled, my lips pursed. I realised that something I had not expected was holding me back: Prejudice.Camels were first domesticated for their milk in 3,000 BC, according to the UN, and the liquid is a staple in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, where it can be cheaper than cow’s milk. Now it is gaining popularity with producers and customers elsewhere, from health nuts in America to farmers in sub-Saharan Africa reckoning with climate change.The milk is low in lactose, allowing it to be digested by people with a dairy intolerance and cutting into the market share of nut milks.Touted by fanatics for its alleged medical benefits and by … [Read more...] about Camel milk could be the future of dairy. Are you ready for a camelcino?
By The Canadian Press Sun., April 28, 2019 ABBOTSFORD, B.C.—Police have removed dozens of protesters from a barn at a hog farm in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley where activists say a video was shot depicting sick and dead pigs in cramped crates. Protester Susan Rowbottom says she was among about 50 people police led out of the barn at Excelsior Hog Farm in Abbotsford just before noon today. Abbotsford police Sgt. Judy Bird says the protesters are not under arrest and are still standing outside, but there will be a criminal investigation of alleged mischief, break-and-enter and trespassing. Another 135 individuals who arrived on buses early this morning have gathered outside the property wearing black shirts that read “Meat the Victims” and singing. The demonstration comes after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video that it says shows dead piglets as well as fully grown pigs with growths and lacerations. Article Continued … [Read more...] about Police remove protesters from barn at B.C. farm allegedly shown in PETA video