FUR has been banned from markets in south Warwickshire.
LSD Promotions, which operates markets in Stratford and Bidford, has banned the sale of real fur after organisation Respect for Animals urged local authorities across the UK to adopt ‘no fur’ policies.
According to the fur-free retailer, market stalls were a typical way of selling real fur at cheap prices, often without consumers realising it. Bobble hats were commonly among items containing real fur, often imported from countries with poor animal welfare standards.
Director Mark Glover said: “It’s not good enough to just expect consumers to be vigilant on their own, so we are working with impressively professional market operators, such as LSD Promotions, to reassure shoppers and stop the barbaric fur industry from creeping into fashion.
“Our campaign for ‘Fur Free Markets’ is creating a lot of interest among market operators.
“We are confident it will help end this part of the cruel and unnecessary fur trade.”