16 March 2010

Paul McCartney releases statement supporting Israeli fur ban

Animal rights advocate and long-time vegetarian, Paul McCartney, released a statement on his website announcing his support of a proposed bill that would ban the commercial fur-trade in Israel.

“I, along with members of my family, have been long-standing opponents of the commercial fur trade. The reason for this is simple, fur is cruel and unnecessary,” the former Beatles rocker explained. “Israel stands on the threshold of setting a precedent for the rest of the world.”

A survey conducted by the International Anti-Fur Coalition revealed that 86% of Israelis believe that killing animals for fur is immoral and 80% support the current bill that would ban the fur-trade.

If the legislation is passed Israel would become the first nation to ban the sale of fur.

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