Feel Good Friday: Tiger-Distressed Denim

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideas The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Why Every Man Should Care About Slow Fashion Yup — you read that right. Denim distressed by big cats is totally a thing now, and surprisingly, it’s not horribly unethical either. Normally when animals are exploited for the sake of fashion it’s not a pretty picture, but this? This is actually a pretty brilliant idea. Not only is it good for the cats (it helps clean their teeth), but it also helps bring in much-needed revenue for the zoo they reside in.So how do you start making your own tiger-distressed denim? Easy. Just do what Japan’s Kamine Zoo did and follow these seven steps:Own one or more large predatory cats, or (preferably) an entire zoo.Purchase multiple sheets of raw, unwashed denimSew said denim sheets onto giant cat toys (car tires, balls, etc)Allow cats to gnaw, slobber, and chew on denim toys for a few daysRetrieve denim, sew into limited-edition jeansAuction jeans to the cat-loving masses on the InternetProfit.The geniuses who hatched this idea at Kamine Zoo recently sold off the first pairs of these so-called “Zoo Jeans” at auction. The minimum bid? 500 bucks. All proceeds generated from the auction either went directly back to the zoo to help improve the animals’ living conditions, or to the WWF to help fund its preservation efforts.Your move, G Star. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Why an Emotional Support Animal Is So Beneficial (and How to Qualify) last_img read more

UN team completes investigations into alleged mass graves in Afghanistan

The mission this week to areas in Bamiyan and Mazar-i-Sharif completed their field investigations and returned on Sunday to Kabul, where they finalized the mission report and undertook a preliminary assessment of domestic forensic capacity before leaving the country early this morning, a spokesman for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said.The team’s findings and recommendations will be finalized abroad, before being submitted to the UN for further consideration.The mission, comprised of two forensics experts accompanied by UNAMA staff and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, examined three alleged mass gravesites in Daoudi village, Bamiyan, the Mazar-i-Sharif airport area and Sheberghan.Team members documented the parameters and characteristics of the sites, exhumed and conducted forensics examinations on a number of bodies, collected material evidence and interviewed witnesses and community representatives. They also handed over some remains to local communities for burial and prepared sites for appropriate follow-up.The team also collected information and prepared a list of other alleged mass gravesites in the country, the spokesman said. read more