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Victory! ‘InStyle’ Is First Major Fashion Magazine to Ban Fur
by Michelle Kretzer
In another landmark victory for animals, InStyle has become the first major fashion magazine to ban fur from its pages.
In an announcement posted to Instagram, Editor in Chief Laura Brown said that she has avoided photographing or advertising fur since she has been at the helm of the publication, but now the magazine will be officially fur-free.
PETA is sending Brown and the InStyle team chinchilla-shaped vegan chocolates to—as our Senior Vice President Dan Mathews put it—"celebrate this sweet victory for compassion in fashion."
InStyle's decision is the latest in a recent surge of fashion powerhouses—including Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, John Galliano, Donatella Versace, Donna Karan and Gucci—who have turned their backs on the cruel fur industry following PETA campaigns. We're certain that more victories are soon to come.
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By Jeff Turrentine
First off: Bangkok Wakes to Rain, the intricately wrought, elegantly crafted debut novel by the Thai-American author Pitchaya Sudbanthad, isn't really about climate change. This tale set in the sprawling subtropical Thai capital is ultimately a kind of family saga — although its interconnected characters aren't necessarily linked by a bloodline. What binds them is their relationship to a small parcel of urban land on which has variously stood a Christian mission, an upper-class family house, and a towering condominium. All of the characters have either called this place home or had some other significant connection to it.
Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law Thursday banning public schools or universities in the state from using Native American mascots, names or imagery. Mills' action will make Maine the first state in the nation with such a ban once it goes into effect later this year, The Bangor Daily News reported.
Inslee's 'Evergreen Economy Plan' Calls for $9 Trillion Investment in New Green Jobs, Would Help Fossil Fuel Workers Transition
By Julia Conley
A new climate action plan put forth by Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday is being praised for highlighting the enormous benefits that would result from a rapid shift in the U.S. to a renewable energy economy that centers on the needs of workers and vulnerable communities.