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The approximate first thousand years of the Nordic Iron Age (500BC-600AD) was a period when textile related finds first decreased then increased in the Malmö area, compared to the previous Bronze Age. 1,318 more words


The Ghosts of St. Joseph Island’s Past

In 1814, Fort St. Joseph was burned to the ground by American soldiers from Detroit, Michigan. Today, the remnants of large stone and wooden buildings and hollowed fortresses stand as the only reminder of the significance of the trading post which lay strategically positioned on the edge of Upper Canada. 1,017 more words

Northern Ontario

Horrors Of the Chinese Fur Trade (video)

The fate of the ‘fur animals’ (foxes, minks, raccoons, rabbits, etc.) raised on ‘fur farms’ is even worse than that of cats and dogs. From their very birth, they live in horrific conditions in tight cages and when time comes for them to die… 64 more words

Animal Abuse

Chinese Dog and Cat Fur Trade (video)

I was wrong; apparently there is a booming trade in dog and cat fur in China (while dog meat consumption is steadily declining). Fur comes from dogs and cats raised on special farms, strays and feral dogs/cats caught on the street (on a bright side providing some solution for the feral dogs’ problem), brutally killed (a dog was shown to be killed by exsanguination) and skinned. 92 more words

Animal Abuse

Angora Wool Industry Rabbit Torture (video)

This short video is shocking even by the very graphic and rather shocking standards of this blog.

Angora hair or Angora fiber refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit. 287 more words

Animal Abuse