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Apparently Israel could become the first country to impose a nationwide ban
on the sale and production of fur coats.
What?!Really?! U.S. A .what are you waiting for?!
For someone to suggest it, well, here we are, suggesting it.
A recent bill has garnered a great deal of support from both government
and religious organizations in Israel. This is the third bill presented to the Israeli Knesset
regarding fur during the past decade and it seems the ban will finally take hold
and become a landmark for animal rights.
The International Anti-Fur Coalition also performed an opinion poll which indicated that 86% of Israelis believe killing animals
for their fur is wrong and 79% would support a nationwide ban.
“Fighting for people’s consciousness is a daily undertaking,
and this legislation may yet save millions of animals,” said Jane Halevy, chairperson of the International Anti-Fur Coalition.
Animal welfare groups and activists are already celebrating even though the bill hasn’t been passed yet
because it has brought attention to the cause and the subsequent polls have revealed the majority of Israelis
care about protecting animals, which signals the potential for a great deal of change in the future.
This is the second bill in recent years, the other seeking to hold CEOs responsible for animal cruelty,
in which Israel has pushed for dramatic improvements in quality of life for animals.
Several major cities, including Dublin and West Hollywood, have banned the sale and production of fur,
but Israel would be the first nation. If the bill passes it would not only save millions of lives,
but could also be a significant spark for other nations to take action.
We urge the U.S.A. to take the action in this direction, so that others nations may follow as well.
Please take a moment to sign the petition below and support this bill introduction
so the world will be one step closer to ending the slaughter of animals solely for the purpose of vanity.