Chief Rabbi Backs Law to Block Inhumane Leather Products

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Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Shlita on Tuesday issued a p’sak halacha supporting legislation to ban the importation of leather and other products produced at the expense of animals, in some case, removing the skins of animals while they are still alive.

Rabbi Metzger stated such actions, intentionally causing pain to animals negates halacha and Israel must take steps to make such actions illegal, to be “a light unto the nations”.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)