Matisyahu’s Take on Israel’s Proposed Fur Ban

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What do reggae star Matisyahu, the Israeli government, and fur have in common? The compassionate Jewish singer, who recently became vegan because of his disgust toward factory farms and to strictly adhere to Torah principle, has written a heartfelt letter on behalf of PETA US to Israeli government leaders urging them to support a bill currently in the Knesset that would ban the fur trade in Israel. If the bill passes, Israel would be the first country to prohibit the production, sale, and importation of all fur products (with the exception of shtreimels, traditional fur hats worn by some Hasidim).

Matisyahu rightfully points out that stomping, beating, and bludgeoning animals violates the fundamental principle of tza’ar ba’alei chayim, which forbids gratuitous cruelty to animals.

In light of PETA US’ recent undercover exposé of Chinese fur farms, it’s time right now for governments and the public to turn their backs on fur.



  • KT commented on June 25, 2010 at 10:34 am

    The sooner fur is banned worldwide the better!

  • Natalie Le Neve commented on July 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Ive bn doing a lot of animal rights campaigning recently-especially on trying to stop companies and designers using real fur as its SICK and EVIL and i cannot understand how people can carry on selling it-and wearing it knowing that it is all coming from the chinese fur farms in which animals are been tortured and blundgeoned to death every day and treated horrifically! just for their skins!!-and then finally they are skinned alive!!. It has had me in floods of tears, the image of the racoon dog been brutally skinned alive has had me sobbing my heart out this wk-i just cant understand how anybody in their right mind could do that to another living breathing creature-the chinese are sick evil people for doing this-monsters and i want to see fur banned worldwide soon-this sick torture should NOT be happening in this day and age it wants stopping now!!!

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