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Fear, football and torture – undercover in Transnistria

It sounds like a distant planet in a dystopian sci-fi movie, and the place itself does not disappoint. For the second of our special reports with Channel 4 News the Ecologist’s Jim Wickens & Channel 4’s Paul Mason went undercover inside the next potential flashpoint between Russia and the west Welcome to Transnistria, a tiny strip […]

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Revealed: the companies at centre of global trade in seal skins

An investigation by The Ecologist has discovered that London is at the hub of an international trade in controversial Canadian seal skins – the subject of this week’s EU vote to outlaw their sale across Europe. Campaigners have long suspected that UK-based dealers are playing a central role in the international trade of seal skins, […]

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