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The following article was published in asiaoneworld October 31st 2014Brazil's Sao Paulo state bans rearing fur animalsSAO PAULO – Chinchillas, mink and other fur animals can no longer be raised for their pelts under a new measure in the wealthy Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

Animals bred for the fashion industry are highly stressed, mistreated and “kept in cages that are so small they cannot even move properly,” the law says.

“All this cruelty makes fashion that uses animal fur immoral and unjustifiable.”

According to the state government, Brazil is one of the biggest chinchilla producers in the world, behind Argentina.

The law aims to protect animals whose fur is used for coats and other fashion accessories, including rabbits, foxes, mink, badgers, seals, coyotes, squirrels and chinchillas.

Those violating the law will face fines exceeding 10,000 reais (S$5,300), an amount that doubles in the case of a second offence.

Each chinchilla pelt fetches about…

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Posted 5 November, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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