Make Cheltenham street markets 'fur free'

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We the undersigned petition Cheltenham Borough Council  to ratify an official Animal Welfare Charter and (by means including revisions to the licencing policy for example) introduce and enforce the official Fur Free Markets policy as follows:

Cheltenham Borough Council recognises that the United Kingdom has banned the farming of animals for their fur on ethical grounds since 2000 and the use of one of the most common traps used to catch animals for their fur has also been banned for many years.

Recognising that real fur is cruel and unnecessary, Cheltenham Borough Council prohibits the selling of products containing real animal fur on council owned land, council run markets or council leased markets (including seasonal and Christmas markets).  All products wholly or partially made with real fur are covered by this ban and include for example; fur coats, vintage fur, fur shawls, garments with fur trim, fur pompom hats, and fur accessories and trinkets.

Further to this, Cheltenham Borough Council will not use real fur on robes and other items relating to Council official garments.