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The high cost of cheap fashion

The rising global demand for cheap cashmere isn't just turning Mongolia into a dust bowl. It is also threatening the existence of the snow leopard on three fronts: by pushing out the saiga antelope that the leopards eat, by destroying snow leopard habitat, and through retaliatory and pre-emptive attacks by goat herders on snow leopards. Sad! Cashmere is soft, it's true, but it's not worth this kind of environmental cost.

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Ugh. Seriously, people? I'm so tired of us just murdering everything in sight for FUR. Rabbits and such are bad enough, but endangered species are especially sad.