Bill to ban fur sales, except for streimels, science

31.07.2012                      12.Aw. 5772

Tierschutz:

Bill to ban fur sales, except for streimels, science

Knesset bill introduced late last week would forbid most sales of fur in Israel; animal rights activists praise legislation.

Unlike a measure Tirosh proposed in 2011, which received heavy opposition particularly from fur hat proprietors in the haredi community, the current measure would allow the sale of fur needed for science or to follow traditional customs or express cultural identity. No fur is produced in Israel….