Israel is set to become the first country in the world to ban the sale of clothing and other textiles made from fur.
The new anti-fur legislation will come into effect in six months: a historic decision for the rights and protection of animals. Shortly thereafter another decision, equally historic, than in the United Kingdom finally ratifies the status of animals as sentient beings.
Israel's Minister of Environmental Protection, Gila Gamliel, issued a statement after passing the law establishing the ban. It goes something like this: “The fur industry causes the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals around the world. The signing of these new anti-fur regulations will make the Israeli fashion market more environmentally friendly and much kinder to animals ”.
Ban on furs: the key to the agreement in intelligent mediation
Furs will still be allowed for scientific research, education, or for religious or traditional purposes. A “formal” compromise solution, which in exchange for the use of very few items has eliminated the sale of all the others.
Without the exemption for ritual and traditional clothing this ban was unlikely to be successful.
The Israeli fur ban will save the lives of millions of animals who suffer on fur farms or languish in cruel traps around the world.
10 days ago also Estonia has initiated such a process: in that case, however, the ban will start from 1 January 2026.
The message, loud and clear, is that furs are unethical, unnecessary, no longer current and can cause also health problems.