Bills and Balls:

Catalyst definition: A thing that precipitates an event or change. / A substance which speeds a chemical/ Cosmic/ Universal reaction but itself remains unchanged.

The Israeli bill gave rise to endless arguments: It has been said ( particularly by furriers, lobbyists and a few interested politicians) that the bill is too revolutionary/ Progressive for its time, too ggroundbreakin-, needless, cynical, skeptical, dangerous, harmful ( for international diplomatic relations.) And also a "real disaster" for the fur industry as it would influence, stimulate and inspire others. (Yes, the inevitable domino effect/ The unavoidable rolling, growing snowballs)

Of course, none of this is real; The only truth is much more simple than that; It is the fact that this non political and enlightened legislation served as a catalyst, for other compassionate world locations to follow. By prohibiting the sale of fur in its entirety, those world cities/ states make a clear and ethical statement that fur is despicable and unacceptable and has utterly no more place in this modern age. Those protagonists are illuminating their clear intention, "not to lend a hand to this cruelty towards animals.” This is very respectful and humble. They chose morality over greed. They chose to protect animals and not economical pro- fur interests. They chose to guide, to lead and inspire, too. We are grateful!

More and more worldwide locations are taking this important and compassionate, awakening step, on the rainbow path of moral justice. Time to take sides, time to evolve and time to step forward, Time to become international wrecking balls to destroy the evil barbaric fur industry.


How a bill does not become a law

TV: In-Depth Report – Dirty Politics Holding Up a Bill to Ban the Sale of Fur in Israel.

April 29th 2015, Israel: Channel 1 TV’s ‘Mabat Sheni’ (‘Second View’) aired an in-depth report on the introduced bills to ban the sale of Fur in Israel, led by the “International Anti-Fur Coalition” (IAFC). The program exposed the dubious politics on a local and international level to sabotage the bill. Finally the mystery is revealed on how a bill that has vast public support both globally and from the Israeli public, in addition to parliamentary support in the Knesset from across the spectrum and yet for 6 years has been held up via dirty greed founded trickery. Indeed this bill should be the least complicated bill to pass, for it doesn’t involve any of the controversial issues that plague so many other bills. It is 100% founded only on ethics and compassion, so what could go wrong? The truth is that top people from the Fur industry ( the IFTF) in Denmark and Canada managed to influence some Israeli politicians and lobbyists via trickeries that included abusing diplomatic relations while interfering with a 100% internal Bill.

These shameful acts included the Danish top Fur Company ‘Kopenhagen Fur’ inviting Israeli Members of the Knesset, who were to vote on the bill, to 5 stars hotels, showrooms, a fashion show, and visits to their Fur Farms.

Appallingly, in additional the Danish Embassy received between the years of 2009-2014, $10,000 each time the 70 hour counselling contract was renewed, and paid for, by the furriers, to get the Danish Embassy to take action against Israel’s internal bill.

Just after Canadian P.M. Harper met with P.M. Netanyahu, in Israel, an internal message issued by the foreign office of Minister Avigdor Liberman to the MKs stated that the “High Council of National Security for Israel” mentioned that the bill to ban the sales of fur in Israel, could pose a danger to international diplomatic relations. This in actuality acted like a “Veto”, getting the entire Coalition to suddenly inverse their support and to vote against the bill.

The fact is that the reverse is true. This bill has huge global support from the public, many celebrities, politicians and other world leaders, voicing their support for the ban. In no way, could the bill be a danger to the security of Israel. In fact considering the global support for the ban, it would benefit Israel’s standing to vote in the bill.

The furriers and their lobbyists, also tried to blindside the bill by saying it is anti-Semitic (hence, implicating the leaders behind the bill) and that they are concerned about the Danish and Canadian Jews, many whom are involved in the fur industry. They ignore the fact that the (IAFC) was founded by Jane Halevy, a French- Israeli.

“The wealth of a very few people, should not drown out voices of both the Israeli and the world public, calling for an end to the cruel fur industry. Millions of animals are turned into $/products based solely on greed. It should be the duty of any country to do whatever possible to stop this insanity and protect the innocent animals and not those who profit from this barbaric trade. “I call upon all the Israeli MKs to demonstrate their opposition to corruption by signing on the bill that is to be soon re-introduced”: Jane Halevy concluded.

A great opportunity now stands before the new Israeli Knesset to prove that they truly represent their public and shall not stand for dirty trickery and misleading lobbying undermining Israeli law making.

* To watch the full report (in Hebrew)

(By: Mitzi Ocean freelance writer)

*Special thanks to the TV report director: Tal Michael/ To Tomer Avital: investigative reporter

& To the Danish Animal Right organization: “Anima” – foreningen for alle dyrs rettigheder

For more information, please contact Jane Halevy:

Phone number: +972- 50 200 5411