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Israel will ban most sales of animal furs, government minister says

The move would make Israel the first country to ban the sale of all fur.

(JTA) – Israel will ban the buying and selling of furs, a government minister said.

Calling the use of animal skin and fur for clothing “immoral,” Gila Gamliel, Israel’s environmental protection minister, said the country would move to ban the trade, according to a recent report from the BBC.

Only a handful of cities in the United States and Sao Paolo, Brazil, currently have such a policy in place, according to the BBC.

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The new policy would allow exceptions for “scientific research, education or for instruction…

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