Plymouth City Council has the following markets: Plymouth Market, Flavour Fest, Seafood Festival, 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: None of our traders currently sell these products and the situation has not arisen where any traders, past, present or potential, have requested to sell real fur.
We do not have a policy in place for real fur etc. but would be something we would happily adopt for events but would need to be approved if a formal PCC policy
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 Cllr Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council, email: Ian.Bowyer@plymouth.gov.uk .