London borough to ban the sale of fur from its markets in 2020

Islington has become the first London borough to ban the sale of fur on its markets.

Traders will no longer be able to sell fur from January 2020.

Councillor Asima Shaikh said:

“While we have no reason to believe that illegally farmed fur is used in any products sold in our street markets, we think it is important that the council works hard to tackle this cruel and awful trade.
"We also understand that it can be hard for consumers to be sure about the origins and production methods used in clothes and goods containing real fur."

Islington is the second council in the UK to ban fur following in the footsteps of Oldham in 2018.

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