The government of Israel is the first in the world to introduce a ban on the trade of natural fur in the country as Deutsche Welle reported citing Environmental Protection Minister of Israel Gila Gamliel.
“This industry is the reason for the death of hundreds of thousands of animals all over the world and it leads to egregious suffering,” Gamliel stated.
According to her, the ban on the fur trade will turn the Israeli market of fashionable clothes more friendly to the environment.
The decision will come into force in six months. This measure does not spread to scientific, educational, and religious needs.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called the order “historical victory”. The climate campaigners believe that such a norm will protect the innumerable number of foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals.
Israel becomes the first world country that banned the fur trade. Besides, such bans act in some countries at the regional level; including American California state and Brazilian state São Paulo.
As we reported, Serbia implemented the law that bans production of fur by killing animals in 2019. The law was actually approved in 2009, but the implementation was delayed until now for the businessmen to get their businesses ready for changes.