Israel has banned the sale of fur to the fashion industry , becoming the first country in the world to do so.

"The fur industry causes the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals worldwide, and inflicts indescribable cruelty and suffering," Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said in a statement after signing the amendment, which goes into effect in six months.

KAN's Mark Weiss asked Shira Hertzanu from the NGO Animals Now about the significance of the decision.