Guilt-free Fur

NZ possum fur features in a Guardian article on “weird and wonderful” examples of eco-friendly products. Imported from Australia in 1837, possums have been wreaking havoc on NZ’s native flora and fauna ever since. “We support killing possums,” says Eric Pyle, conservation director of the World Wide Fund for Nature New Zealand. “From a conservation perspective, they are seen as New Zealand’s number-one pest problem.” The Guardian directs its readers to nzpossumproducts.co.nz, where they can buy possum fur hats, scarves, bed spreads and bikinis guilt-free.


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