Israel is moving to #MakeFurHIstory.
According to the BBC, Gila Gamliel, Israel’s environmental protection minister made the announcement that would set the nation as the first in the world to ban the buying and selling of animal furs.
“The fur industry causes the killing of hundreds of millions of animals around the world, and involves indescribable cruelty and suffering,” said Gila Gamliel, Israel’s environmental protection minister. “Utilising the skin and fur of wildlife for the fashion industry is immoral.”
Exemptions will exist under the proposed legislation with a permit system that will allow buying or selling of fur in cases of “scientific research, education or for instruction and for religious purposes or tradition,” according to the BBC article.
This incredible news comes on the heel of another massive brand – North American luxury brand Nordstrom – choosing to publicly denounce fur. Meanwhile, in parts of Europe, COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on factory fur farms; in Canada, the reality of legal and allegedly “humane” traps continues to shock voters; and in stores around the world, fewer fur products are being sold.
The time for change is now. With your support we will #MakeFurHistory.