It’s not too late! Israel still has the chance to set a global precedent and become the first country to ban fur in its entirety – including all production and trade – dealing a severe blow to an industry responsible for the brutal suffering of more than 1 billion animals every year.

Support the bill

During its first reading, the bill received unanimous support from Israeli politicians. Recent polls also show that 86% of Israeli's citizens consider it morally indefensible to kill animals just for their fur.

The next vote is scheduled to take place on September 2, 2010 and it’s crucial we gain the support of Israel’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment, Mr. Binyamin Ben-Eliezer.

 

 
 

Dear Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer,

It was with great interest that I heard of the proposed bill for a total ban on the fur industry in your country. Please allow me to commend this initiative and ask you to support the ban.

Israel's fur ban would be a global precedent of immense value to organizations working around the world to bring an end to the cruel fur industry. By protecting all species of animals from this cruel trade, Israel would be internationally admired as the first country to recognize that breeding and killing animals for fashion or luxury is at complete odds with contemporary views of animal sentience and is contrary to the views of the public. I believe that other countries will be inspired to follow your lead.

In light of considerable public opposition to the fur industry several countries, including the United Kingdom, Austria and Croatia, have already prohibited the production of fur. In addition, national and multinational laws are increasingly prohibiting trade in fur from certain species. However, no country has taken the next logical step to impose a complete ban on fur production and trade thereby acknowledging that animals should not be made to suffer in such an inherently cruel industry.

I respectfully request that you support the bill to ban the production and trade of fur in your country and I eagerly await the outcome of this process.

Yours sincerely,

 
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