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Israel To Ban Fur Trade

Many people aren’t aware that animal rights and welfare are a core focus point of environmental protection.

And the Israeli Environmental Affairs Committee has taken the most drastic actions to put an end to entirely unnecessary animal cruelty from the fur industry.

By declaring this part of the fashion industry as immoral and banning all fashion-related fur trade, officials have set the path to protecting millions of animals worldwide.

The Jerusalem Post has provided some details of minimal exceptions to the Israel ban on fur.

“Future permits for the fur trade will be available, but only in special cases under certain limited criteria, the Environmental Protection Ministry said in a statement.

Permits issued by the Nature and Parks Authority are currently required to sell and purchase furs in Israel, but these new criteria would limit them to cases of "scientific research, education, for instruction and religious purposes and tradition."

It’s also refreshing to hear that 86% of Israelis support this ban as they simply disagree with how the animals suffer.

What I’d like to see now is for Israel to gather up support from other countries to follow through with such laws and put an end to needless cruelty. 


Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.


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