Israel has moved to ban the trade in fur. However, the new initiative is seen as largely symbolic as it continues to allow the use of fur for religious reasons.
Furthermore, it does not distinguish between the pelts of animals trapped in the wild and wild creatures raised on fur farms.
“This morning we launched an important initiative to ban the fur trade,” said Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel on Sunday. “There is no need or justification for using fur in the fashion industry.”
Gamliel said she hoped other nations would soon follow.
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