Israel Becomes The First Country To Ban Fur In Historic Victory for Animals
You can no longer buy mink coats in Israel after the country decides to ban fur
This week has been a great one for animals – as Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel signed into law a bill that makes Israel the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur.
Following years of efforts from local activists in Israel, as well as animal rights groups including PETA, and PETA US Honorary Director Pamela Anderson. Pamela personally lobbied government officials in Tel Aviv and appealed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support a ban on fur.
‘ Nail In Fur Industry’s Coffin’
In a statement sent to Vegan Life, PETA Vice President of International Programmes Mimi Bekhechi commented: “Israel has just made history and put yet another nail in the cruel fur industry’s coffin.”
“With the British government currently exploring a similar ban – which would make it the first country in Europe to close its borders to fur – we’re getting ever closer to a day when no animals are suffocated or skinned alive for collars and cuffs.”
The global fur industry is one of the harshest in the world, with video exposés time and time again showing animals crammed into filthy, cramped, wire cages, doomed to live there all their short lives.
To save as much money as possible, fur farmers have been found to use the cheapest killing methods available, including neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and genital electrocution.
Around the world, many top designers and retailers – including Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Chanel – have now banned fur. But until every country and every shop stops the sale of fur completely, activists and organisations will continue to fight for the animals.