Israel has just become the first country in the world to ban the sale of animal skins for the fashion industry. Although for some this could be an insignificant act, for animalists it is a historical fact that will change everything.
It is necessary to remember that the fashion and cosmetics industry often subject animals to painful tests with the intention of obtaining “a profit” based on banality and excessive consumption by their consumers. Fortunately, everything is about to change.
The Ministry of the Environment in Israel announced the ban by decree of the fashion fur trade, being the first country in the world to adopt this legislation.
The fur trade, import and export, will be prohibited except when it is done for research, teaching and some religious traditions. The fur industry kills hundreds of millions of animals around the world and inflicts unspeakable cruelty and suffering.
– Gila Gamliel, Minister of Environmental Protection
Using the skin and fur of wildlife for the fashion industry is immoral and certainly unnecessary. Animal fur coats cannot cover the brutal murder industry that makes them. The signing of these regulations will make the Israeli fashion market more environmentally friendly and much kinder to animals.
– Crazy Gamliel
The measures taken by Israel were applauded by various organizations that fight for the life and rights of animals, even describing the act as a historical event. It is important to clarify that there is the precedent of California, in the United States, which did the same in 2019, but this was not as strict as that of Israel, which completely prohibits the commercialization of fur.
As a last point to note, Minister Gamliel made it clear that animal skins will not be traded or used for the fashion industry. However, they may be used in cases of scientific research, education, instruction and religious purposes of the Jewish community.
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