Israel bans sale of fur to fashion industry, first country to do so; “loophole exempts ultra-Orthodox Jews, who often wear cake-shaped sable hats known as shtreimels”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
PETA hails Israel as first country to ban fur, but major exceptions remain
by Staff
June 9, 2021

Animal rights group PETA on Wednesday hailed Israel as “the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur” after Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel signed the move into law. “This historic victory will protect countless foxes, minks, rabbits and other animals from being violently killed for their skin,” the statement said…Despite the accolades, critics say the new law is mostly toothless, as it continues to allow the import of fur for religious reasons, their main use in Israel. PETA honorary director Pamela Anderson was among the first to bare all for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign. READ MORE

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