Sleek Seal Is Fashion’s “In” Skin

The following article first appeared in the National Post, Canada, Jan. 4, 2005, and is reproduced with the author’s permission. Body-conscious buyers drive price of pelt to record high By James Cowan for the National Post Boosted by softening attitudes toward the seal hunt and renewed international trade, seal pelt prices are breaking records as…

Money Talks in San Diego Blaze

FUR COMMISSION USA COMMENTARY, AUGUST 30, 2003 (Revised Sept. 1, 2003) Every cloud has a silver lining, even the huge pall of smoke and ash that billowed over a San Diego suburb on Aug. 1. In flames was a 206-unit condominium project under construction in University City. And at the site was a banner proclaiming:…