Shalom Life | September 16, 2014

McCartney Supports Israel's Fur Ban

Former Beatles frontman backs bill to ban fur trade in Israel.

By: Culture Staff

Published: March 18th, 2010 in Culture » Music » News

McCartney Supports Israel's Fur Ban

Former Beatles frontman Paul McCartney is backing a bill to ban fur trade in Israel. The bill is being proposed by Let the Animals Live, an Israeli animal rights organization. Israel could become the first country to ban the import, export and sale of any kind of fur if the bill is passed.

"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....to skin an animal alive - as many are - for a product nobody needs is beyond comprehension," read a statement on the musician’s website.

McCartney says if the bill passes, Israel will be setting an example for other countries. "By banning such a cruel industry, Israel would provide a shining example in care and compassion that others would be sure to follow," continued the statement.

The British singer has been active for animal rights for many years. In 2008, he performed in Israel.

Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats TrendingHoward Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack TrendingHorsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Horsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Trending
 

Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Presents the Class of 2014

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Presents the Class of 2014

Former Chicago Cubs star Adam Greenberg inducted, as well as tennis players Angela Buxton and Jay Berger, and others

Read More

German ISIS Member Used to Play for Jewish Soccer Team

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
German ISIS Member Used to Play for Jewish Soccer Team

20-year-old Kreshnik Berisha is on trial in Germany for his affiliation to the Islamic State

Read More

Hamas Admits to Launching Rockets from Civilian Areas

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Hamas Admits to Launching Rockets from Civilian Areas

New reports confirm that the terrorist organization did in fact shoot rockets into Israel from dense civilian areas

Read More

World's Oldest Siddur En Route to the Holy Land

September 15, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
World's Oldest Siddur En Route to the Holy Land

The 1,200-year-old Biblical text, in tact with a Passover Haggadah and Sabbath prayers, will be put on display at the Bible Lands Museum

Read More

Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats

Alki David went threatened John Textor several times after losing a court battle over the Michael Jackson hologram at the Billboard Awards.

Read More

Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande Billboard, Patriarchal Society

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande Billboard, Patriarchal Society

The 'Big Bang Theory' actress doesn't want her children looking at women in lingerie on billboards.

Read More

Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack

The 'America's Got Talent' judge was condemned by Rabbi Potasnik over Joan Rivers' eulogy

Read More

The Nosh Pit - Homemade Bagel Recipes

September 15, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
The Nosh Pit - Homemade Bagel Recipes

Everyone loves bagels, but who actually knows how to make them? Impress your friends when you pull freshly baked New York style bagels out of your oven.

Read More

More Headlines