New York Times Magazine
The fall MEXA show in Moscow reports exhibition space is already 80% booked. Unlike the spring show held in May for the trade only, this event also is open to the public and usually provides a strong sendoff to Russia’s retail season. It takes place October 20-22 in Hall 3 of the city’s Expocenter Fairgrounds. A highlight will be a seminar on karakul lamb, now in a fashion comeback. It will be led by Michael Hasse, head of the fur school in St. Petersburg. Participants are advised to register. Last year’s event opened when local temperatures had dropped to minus-10 Celsius and it attracted more than 24,000 visitors. It featured 111 exhibitors, more than half from abroad. The merchandise mix was described as 80% garments, hats and accessories and 20% skins.
Minnesota Public Radio
API is a proud sponsor of the Design Against Fur poster contest. The 2006 theme was “Protect Seals.” Posters poured in from around the globe as students created striking visual designs speaking out against the cruelty of Canada’s commercial seal hunt — one of the largest and most brutal slaughter of marine mammals on earth.
At API, we’re always looking for nifty ways our supporters can express their affinity with API's goal of fighting abuse and exploitation of animals. We are pleased to announce our latest endeavor, the “Grand Opening” of our Café Press store. Here animal lovers can find one-of-a-kind clothing items and accessories that not only look stylish but support API through a donated percentage of all sales.
Finding a home for mink proving difficult
Residents express concerns even though proposed new site is within an agricultural zone
It’s now up to Environment minister Clyde Jackman whether or not to give the green light for a mink farm in the Lethbridge [Newfoundland] area.
Nicole Paquette, API’s Director of Legal and Government Affairs, and Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, discuss the issue of forcing exotic animals to perform for entertainment and nationwide legislation to protect animals such as elephants from the abuse inherent to the circus.
KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, “Insight”