Israel Bans Fur in “Historic” Announcement

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Israel is the primary nation on the planet to ban the sale of fur for frivolous fashion, efficient six months from now, Humane Society International reviews. The information comes forward of the G7 summit the place world leaders are gathered and activists have urged the UK and US governments to ban fur sales.

Environmental safety minister, Gila Gamliel, who handed the ban into legislation, issued a press release after the event, “The fur industry causes the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals worldwide, and inflicts indescribable cruelty and suffering. Using the skin and fur of wildlife for the fashion industry is immoral and is certainly unnecessary. Animal fur coats cannot cover the brutal murder industry that makes them. Signing these regulations will make the Israeli fashion market more environmentally friendly and far kinder to animals.”

Israel’s ban permits for the usage of fur in “scientific research, education or instruction, and for religious purposes or tradition.” The ban permits for the usage of shtreimels, that are fur hats historically worn on holidays and Shabbat by Orthodox males.

Claire Bass, government director of Humane Society International/UK, stated in an emailed assertion, “This is a truly historic day for animal protection, with Israel becoming the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur fashion. Even with the exemption for traditional dress, without which this ban was unlikely to have succeeded, Israel’s fur ban will save the lives of millions of animals suffering on fur farms or languishing in cruel traps around the world, and it sends a clear message that fur is unethical, unnecessary and outdated. We now call on the British government to follow Israel’s compassionate lead and implement a UK fur import and sales ban once DEFRA’s Call for Evidence is completed. For as long as the UK remains open for business to sell fur that we deemed too cruel to farm here two decades ago, we are complicit in this cruelty.”

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia have phased out or are within the strategy of banning fur farming.

The first infections on mink fur farms were found in April and the Dutch authorities used the chance to take a stance in opposition to the trade and name for closing all farms by March 2021. Over one million mink have been killed in the course of the pandemic. Read extra about mink and fur farms throughout coronavirus, together with the coronavirus spread through Dutch farms, a million mink killed by Dutch fur farms during coronavirus, and the Dutch government’s previous statement on mink and the coronavirus. 

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