Friday, August 3, 2012

Knesset looking into ban on fur sales

A bill proposed in the Knesset seeks to ban fur sales in Israel.

If the bill passes, Israel would become the first country to ban fur sales officially, according to Ynet.

Eight Knesset members from across the Israeli political spectrum sponsored the measure, which must undergo a lengthy legislative process before a vote by the full Israeli parlimament.

"Fighting for people's consciousness is a daily undertaking, and this legislation may yet save millions of animals,” Jane Halevy, chair of the International Anti-Fur Coalition, told Ynet. "It's time to do this at last and finally end the fur trade in Israel. Such legislation should gain immense respect for Israel and its citizens.”

Several cities, such as Dublin, Ireland, have anti-fur laws in place. -- JTA

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