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Fur traders take fox pelts to market in Switzerland

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Huntsman shouldering fox furs are on their way to the traditional fur market in Thusis, Swiss canton of Grisons, March 24.

According to the Swiss Broadcasting corporation, fox hunting is legal in Switzerland during the winter months. Prices for pelts were higher decades ago, but animal rights protests against fur decreased demand significantly in the 1980s, which lowered prices. Recently, demand appears to be rebounding, let by Eastern European and Chinese markets.

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