The request revealed that in this year alone, 127 bear skins were ordered by the MoD to make their 18inch headwear.

The skins used to make the MoD uniforms come from black bears killed in Canada, and the practice is so controversial they MoD refuse to release the name of their supplier.

Reported by Unlock the Law. You can read the full story here. 

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