Animal rights activists supported the “historic decision”.
The head of the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, Gila Gamliel, signed the historic document. The decree of the head of the department informs about the ban on the sale of goods made of natural fur.
Thus, Israel became the first country in the world where the trade in fur products is officially prohibited.
The decree will come into force in December of this year, according to The Jerusalem Post.
According to the document, the ban is imposed on the sale and purchase of natural fur used for the production of clothing.
The exception will be the use of fur for scientific purposes, for educational and religious purposes.
According to Gamliel, behind the production of fur products are “indescribable cruelty and suffering” of animals that die because of this in the number of hundreds of millions around the world. She rated the fur production as “immoral and unnecessary”.
In support of the decision of the department, animal defenders from the organization Animals Now spoke out. They considered the decision of the country’s authorities a “milestone” that could save the animals from the “hell of the fur industry”. The authors point out that 86% of Israeli residents supported the decision.
In turn, the account of the PETA group called the ban a “historic victory”.
IT'S OFFICIAL: Israel has become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur!
This historic victory will protect countless foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals from being violently killed for their skin. https://t.co/S9T5I5jfIP pic.twitter.com/K6HBWq4NSC
— PETA (@peta) June 9, 2021
It is known that the fur trade is prohibited in the state of California (USA) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Earlier, Topnews reported that in Moscow, customs officers covered up a fur business registered for criminals.