Environment minister, PETA claim Israel is the 1st country to ban fur trade

Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel and animal right group PETA declare Israel has become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur.

“Today we made history! Furs are no longer in fashion,” Gamliel tweets.

The move, however, is largely symbolic. Israel’s ban on the fur trade provides an exemption for religious reasons, allowing for the continued import of the cake-shaped sable hats known as shtreimels that are worn by ultra-Orthodox Jews on Shabbat and holidays.

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