Camden Market announces ban on fur products from March

One of London’s most popular markets will ban the sale of fur this week. 

Camden Market bosses have asked traders not to sell fur products from Thursday onwards. 

The decision follows a similar ban at the Old Spitalfields Market, in east London, which came into effect in January. 

It joins a growing list of fur-free retailers and designers in the UK, including Selfridges, Liberty, Vivienne Westwood, and Stella McCartney.

A spokesman for Camden Market said: “Having reviewed the position of the market with regard to traders selling fur, Camden Market’s owners, LabTech, will be implementing a ban on fur from March 1, 2018.

“Whilst we respect and encourage independent business, with many niche traders, we do not feel fur has a place in Camden Market in 2018.”

Yvonne Taylor, PETA director of corporate projects said: “Whether it’s a fluffy rabbit-fur key ring or a vintage fox-fur coat, all items made of fur are a product of extreme suffering. 

“Today’s kind shoppers want nothing to do with cruelty – and PETA commends Camden Market for doing the right thing for animals and consumers.”

PETA is currently campaigning for a ‘Fur Free Britain’, urging the UK Government not only to retain an import ban on cat, dog and seal fur during Brexit but also to extend it to cover the fur of all animals. 

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