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: We don’t have a charter but the contract with market operators includes a provision: …The list of prohibited items is not exhaustive and Council reserves the right to prohibit the sale of goods if it deems it appropriate.
The Council allows the sale of fur, but will consider a Fur Free Market policy.
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 Marcus Hart, Leader of the Council, email: firstname.lastname@example.org