Israel Becomes the First Country to Ban the Sale of Fur for Fashion

Minister of Environmental Protection has passed an amendment to its Wildlife
Protection Law that makes it the first country in the world to ban the sale of
fur for the fashion industry.

into law on June 9, 2021, the amendment prohibits the sale and purchase of fur
and fur products and is intended to make Israel’s fashion market more
environmentally friendly.

law includes several exemptions. Permission can be granted to trade fur and fur
products that are used in:

  • Scientific
  • Education
    and instruction
  • Religious
    purposes and traditions

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Israel, Orthodox Jewish men often wear a fur hat known as a shtreimel on the Shabbat
and during holidays. This will not be affected by the law, although importers
are now required to apply for a special permit.

ban on the sale of fur becomes effective in December 2021.

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