Knesset to discuss fur ban

TEL AVIV (JTA)– A bill proposed in the Israeli Knesset seeks to ban fur sales in Israel.

The bill still has to undergo a lengthy legislative process before MKs vote on it, but if it passes, Israel will become the first country to officially ban fur sales, according to Ynet News. The bill is being sponsored by eight MKs from across the Israeli political spectrum.

“Fighting for people’s consciousness is a daily undertaking, and this legislation may yet save millions of animals,” Jane Halevy, chairperson 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.

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