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URGENT: Help Pass the Israeli Fur Ban, Send one sample letter

August 13, 2010
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Email the minister with your own message or copy the SAMPLE LETTER below.

From Born Free

A groundbreaking bill proposing to outlaw the fur trade throughout Israel is set to be put to a vote on September 2nd, potentially making Israel the first country in the world to ban fur for fashion. If passed, the bill would prohibit the production, processing, import, export, and sale of fur from all animal species not already part of the meat industry.

This landmark bill has attracted widespread support in Israel, as well as created a global stir among members of the public, politicians, and celebrities. The bill still needs to pass crucial votes to become law and it is under severe threat due to lobbying from the international fur industry.

Please write to the Minister – TODAY – to let him know you support the ban, and help send the message that people throughout the world are paying close attention to the progress of this bill and that we stand behind its passage.

Important Note:
Due to reports of the Minister’s email account occasionally crashing, we are asking our members to please take the time to cut and paste the sample letter (below) into an email, and watch out for bounce-backs. While we recognize that this is an extra step, over and above what you are used to, it is vital that your important message reaches its destination!

Immediate International Support is Vital.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR MESSAGES

E-mail:
binyaminb@knesset.gov.il and lishka.sar@moital.gov.il

(Please keep trying if your email bounces back, although neither of mine has as of yet.)

Or copy/paste into your TO and hit one carriage return:
binyaminb@knesset.gov.il
lishka.sar@moital.gov.il

Postal:
Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer
Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment
5 Bank Israel Street
Jerusalem
Israel

SAMPLE LETTER courtesy of Born Free, addresses above.
Dear Minister,

I am writing to let you know that I strongly support the bill to ban the fur trade in Israel. This ban would set an important, compassionate example for other countries to follow.

As you know, each year, more than 70 million animals are killed for fashion. Whether used as a full-length coat or simple trim, fur represents senseless pain and suffering.

Wild-caught fur, obtained by setting traps or snares to capture fur-bearing animals, can result in the animal remaining in the trap or snare for several days before starving or slowly strangling to death. If the animal is still alive when the trapper comes to check the trap or snare, it will be beaten over the head or shot. Non-target animals who are accidentally caught and killed in these traps, such as deer, cats, dogs, and squirrels, are called “trash” and discarded.

Israel has a remarkable opportunity to be a world-leader by banning fur nationwide. The government should stand strong and do what’s right, unmoved by the self-interested pleadings of well-paid lobbyists. There is a global groundswell of support for the Israeli legislation in countries that are Israel’s friends and allies. These legions of compassionate citizens will hold Israel up as a beacon of hope for the entire world to see.

Once again, please support the ban on the fur trade to alleviate animal suffering and so that other countries, including the United States, may follow your compassionate lead.

Sincerely,

(Your Name Here)

Related: https://ourcompass.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/israels-potential-fur-trade-ban-wins-support-please-show-yours-again/

20 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2010 7:46 pm

    Done. Thank you for posting this.

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  2. Kelly Carson permalink
    August 13, 2010 11:51 pm

    Dear Minister,

    I am writing you from Canada to urge you to pass the bill that will end the sale of fur in Israel. You have likely heard from many from the international community asking you to support this action. I am adding my voice to this opinion, and I cannot stress enough how important this issue is to a growing number of compassionate people around the world.

    Thank you for your kind attention.

    Kelly Carson
    Victoria, BC Canada

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  3. LoVegan permalink
    August 14, 2010 3:00 am

    Thank you Stacey, successfully sent

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  4. T.J. Burns. permalink
    August 14, 2010 3:36 am

    i know this country has heart, so please show it towards you’re animals as well.

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  5. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    August 14, 2010 5:11 am

    we need to support israel as they take the lead
    banning the fur trade and its blood thirsty greed
    fur belongs on the animal where it was born,
    not on the backs of the vain and frivolous,
    worn

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  6. Iris Neuwirth permalink
    August 14, 2010 5:43 am

    Niemand auf diesem Planeten hat das Recht , Tiere zu jagen und grausam abzuschlachten !
    SHAME ON YOU !!!!

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  7. August 14, 2010 6:27 am

    DETTE MÅ STOPPES OMGÅENDE.!!!!!

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  8. marija permalink
    August 14, 2010 8:03 am

    covek je uvek bio najveca zivotinja

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  9. BAU KEN MIE permalink
    August 15, 2010 9:19 am

    Shame to you!!!!!!!!!! HORRIBLE SKINNING ALIVE !!!!!! SO SUFFER AND PAIN JUST BECAUSE OF FASHION AND DIRTY MONEY FULL OF BLOOD! THE ANIMALS SCREAMING HELL PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD KNOWS AND IS WATCHING !

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  10. STARCEA NATALIA permalink
    August 15, 2010 10:42 am

    I strongly support the bill to ban the fur trade in Israel. This ban would set an important, compassionate example for other countries to follow.
    Israel has a remarkable opportunity to be a world-leader by banning fur nationwide. The government should stand strong and do what’s right, unmoved by the self-interested pleadings of well-paid lobbyists. There is a global groundswell of support for the Israeli legislation in countries that are Israel’s friends and allies. These legions of compassionate citizens will hold Israel up as a beacon of hope for the entire world to see.
    Once again, please support the ban on the fur trade to alleviate animal suffering and so that other countries, including the United States, may follow your compassionate lead.

    Like

  11. CATHALA permalink
    August 24, 2010 8:49 pm

    Il faut que toutes ces fermes à fourrures disparaissent, c’est trop cruel. STOP

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  12. TAMMY POLITI permalink
    August 26, 2010 8:53 am

    Dear Minister,

    I’m adding my voice to this cause hoping that the fur trade in Israel will soon be banned and that the suffering of so many animals becomes history!

    Respectfully,
    Tammy Politi
    Rhodes, Greece

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  13. August 26, 2010 9:58 am

    ANG. Afpelsning af dyr. Hvordan kan mennesker aflive dyr, og afpelse dem , når de stadig er i live??????? KAN PENGE GØRE så meget uden at TÆNKE PÅ DEN BÆRENDE PELS på mennesket, at feks. dyrekåben er et lidende ( DYRS) skind, de bære ???, Jeg vil på det groveste anbefale, når der er mode ( vinterkolektion) at sætte et stort lærded op, VIS ALLE dyrs liderser, foran workgangen, og vi skal gøre det hver gang , og stresse de modeopvisningerne, når det har med PELS at gøre, for det skal stoppes. BRUG syntestik pels, Dem der fra start af pelsen===== til slutning, =bødler. KAN DE MENSKER SOVE GODT;, UDEN AT HØRE DYRET SKRIGE ???????

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  14. valerie hermant permalink
    August 26, 2010 2:38 pm

    URGENT: Help Pass the Israeli Fur Ban

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  15. Bhavika Sicka permalink
    August 31, 2010 2:01 am

    I was very glad to hear that it has been proposed to end the barbaric fur trade, by banning the production, supply, trade and use of fur in your country. If this comes through, it will be a great victory and achievement for a world striving for ethical treatment of animals.

    As the first country to do so, you will gain great respect in the eyes of nations worldwise. Please ensure that this cruel trade is abolished in your country, and animal rights are protected and not violated.

    End the use and abuse of animals. We live in a civilised world, and the proposal of this decision by you has given us inspiration and hope for a better future, where we can live and let live. It will be a step in the right direction, and countries will respect your stance, and emulate your actions.

    Let us be comfortable in our skin and let animals keep theirs.

    I ardently request you to ban the fur trade in Israil

    Yours Sincerely,
    Bhavika Sicka

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  16. Kelly Carson permalink
    August 31, 2010 6:30 pm

    I am encouraged to hear that Israel is considering a ban on fur. Yours would be the first country to enter the 21st century with forward thinking. We could hold up your country as an example of what can be achieved, as so many compassionate people around the world fight to end what is a useless and barbaric practice.

    I urge you to pass the ban.

    Sincerely,
    Kelly Carson
    Victoria, BC Canada

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