Lincoln City Council has the following markets: Lincoln Central Market &Lincoln Christmas Market
Here is the Council’s response to our FoI 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: Lincoln Christmas Market does not have any stalls that sell real fur but would be happy to consider your wording
They have now provided an update:
The application form for the Christmas Market now includes the following clause:
Please be aware that we do not allow the sale of real fur at Lincoln Christmas Market. Real fur means any animal skin or part attached thereto, either in its raw or processed state or the pelt of any animal killed for the animal’s fur. Real fur does not include materials clipped, shorn or combed from animals, fleece, sheepskin or shearling. We allow the sale of leather only where this is produced as by-product of the meat industry. City of Lincoln Council has produced an animal policy which can be viewed at by clicking here.
They have also confirmed they do not allow the sale of fur on the Central Market
The Council have asked to see our Fur Free Markets policy to consider.
Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the Council to join our Fur Free Markets scheme by contacting Cllr Neil Murray, Portfolio holder for Economic Growth, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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