Greenpeace, anti-fur protest confront Milan fashion shows

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A member of an animal rights organisation holds a sign to protest against the use of animal fur in the fashion industry on the catwalk during the Just Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at Milan Fashion WeekMILAN (Reuters) – Environmental groups staged colorful demonstrations during the first two days of the Milan fashion week to protest against the use of toxic chemicals and furs in designer garments. Catwalk shows traditionally have offered a stage for activists campaigning in defense of wildlife and the environment, but growing demand for colored furs and washed denim jeans has fuelled more vigorous protests. …