The Israeli authorities were the first in the world to ban the sale of natural fur
Israeli Environment Minister Gila Gamliel signed a document banning the sale of animal fur for clothing production in the country. This is reported by The Jerusalem Post .
“The fur industry is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals around the world and brings untold cruelty and suffering,” she said.
The Minister noted that the use of fur and leather in the production of clothing is excessive and immoral. She hopes that the amendment, which takes effect in December 2021, will make Israel's fashion industry more sustainable. Gamliel noted that Israel became the first state in the world to ban the sale of fur for such purposes.
Permission for the import and export of animal fur in Israel is issued by the Department of Nature and Parks of the country. The agency, as before, will be able to issue a permit if natural fur is used for religious, scientific and educational purposes. Fur in Israel is in demand among ultra-Orthodox Jews who wear fur-trimmed hats on holidays.
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