Gwynedd Council

LL55 1SH
Shirehall Street Caernarfon Wales LL55 1SH GB

Gwynedd Council has the following markets: Weekly markets run by the Council in Pwllheli and Caernarfon. Seasonal weekly market in Porthmadog. Occasional market/fairs in Tywyn, Bala, Llan Ffestiniog, Cricieth, Dolgellau. Llanllyfni.

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:   There are no specific conditions in Gwynedd Council’s Licence agreements relating to the sale of real fur. Agreements do contain general information on the products sold but this may not include detailed information on whether or not the product contains real fur. As far as we are aware, the Council does not currently have a policy covering this subject.

The Council allows the sale of fur. They have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.

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 Dafydd Meurig, Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for the Environment, email:

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