Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has the following markets: St Patrick’s Day Cultural Event, ‘Picnic in the Park’ Easter Event, ‘Grange Fest’ Family Fun Event, ‘Hats off to the Forthill’ Community Event, Food Festival, ‘Festival Lough Erne’ Tourism Event, Halloween Community Event, Christmas Lights Switch-on Community Event, Christmas Market.
Here is the Council’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Do you allow stall holders at your markets to sell real fur? (including small items such as knitted hats with fur bobbles, or key rings with fur trims etc.
A: The Council is unaware of any stall holder selling real fur at any of the public events it facilitates.
The Council allows the sale of fur. They have refused to consider our fur free policy, stating:
The Council does not believe this is an issue in any of the events that we manage or facilitate.
Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to ban the sale of real fur on their markets and adopt the official Fur Free Markets policy by contacting Cllr Debbie Coyle, Regeneration and Community Committee Chair, email: firstname.lastname@example.org