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Israel becomes first country to ban sale of fur to the fashion industry

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Published: 11 June 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Animal rights group PETA hails government legislation, although it still allows imports of sable shtreimels worn by Haredi men

Israel bans sale of fur to fashion industry, first country to do so (Jerusalem Post)
Gamliel: "Animal fur coats cannot cover the brutal murder industry that makes them"

PETA hails Israel as first country to ban fur, but major exceptions remain (Times of Israel)
Legislation still allows imports of sable shtreimels, worn by many Haredi men on Shabbat and holidays, which makes up majority of fur worn in temperate Middle Eastern country

Photo: Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel signs an amendment banning the sale of fur to the fashion industry

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