Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has the following markets:
Aberdare Festival, Big Welsh Bite, Tonypandy Christmas Event, Porth Christmas Event, Treorchy Christmas Event and Aberdare Christmas Event. We also have two open air markets that trade weekly, however these are fully managed by M & B Markets under a Licence Agreement with the Council. There is no reference to the selling of fur goods within the Licence Agreement.
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: No information held on this matter.
The Council allows the sale of fur.
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
Councillor Robert Bevan,Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development & Housing, email: Robert.Bevan@rctcbc.gov.uk