Fur ban backed (almost) overwhelmingly

Date published: 27 September 2018


At the last Council meeting, Conservative Councillor Pam Byrne was the only one to oppose a Liberal Democrat motion that the sale of real fur be banned on Oldham's markets.

Councillor Byrne is clearly not an animal lover because she seemed unconcerned that 100 million animals a year are brutally slaughtered, or sometimes‎ skinned alive, for their fur.

And this evil trade is also unnecessary because there are perfectly acceptable artificial substitutes. 

Even Councillor Byrne's Conservative colleagues, members of a party not renowned for its compassion, had the decency to back the plan.

Shame on you Councillor Byrne.

Animal lover


The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.