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Croatia bans breeding chinchillas for fur as of Jan 1

A ban on breeding animals for fur production, adopted with the Animal Protection Act in 2006, went into force on January 1 thanks to the Agriculture Ministry, which listened to the public and protected animal rights in Croatia, the Prijatelji Zivotinja animal rights association said on Monday.

French minister says burkini ban would be "unconstitutional"

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Monday slammed controversial plans to ban the burkini, a full-body swimsuit designed for Muslim women, as "unconstitutional."