Israel Becomes The First Country To Ban The Sale Of Fur

One of the issues that has often been a matter of debate and, at times, that debate has been quite volatile, is the sale of fur.

Although many people protest the sale of fur, it still takes place around the world.

That is, of course, unless you live in Israel.

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An amendment was recently signed by Israel that outlawed the sale of fur, starting in six months. They are the first country in the world to take the stand.

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Gila Gamliel, the environmental protection minister for Israel, spoke last October about this in a social media post.

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She said: “This morning, an important move I initiated is on its way to being implemented; the ban on the fur trade in Israel. There is no need and no justification for the use of fur in the garment industry.”

She went on to say that she is calling for other countries to join Israel in their kind act toward animals.

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The Humane Society reports that 100 million animals are killed every year on fur farms to supply the fashion industry.

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There are many other animals that are trapped and killed in countries such as Canada, Russia, and the United States.

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