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British lawmakers join protest over use of bear pelts in soldiers' ceremonial hats

Updated: January 12, 2007, 1:45 PM ET
Associated Press — Jan. 10, 2007

LONDON — British legislators donned faux fur hats outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday to protest the use of bear pelts in soldiers' ceremonial head wear.

More than two dozen lawmakers, including actress Glenda Jackson, backed a call by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for a ban on the use of Canadian black bears to make the foot-high hats worn by royal guards.

The lawmakers rallied outside the Houses of Parliament, wearing fake fur hats emblazoned ...

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