More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking Bluewater Shopping Centre to ban all fur products from its premises.

Robyn Murphy, 23, started the petition after seeing a number of stores within the shopping centre were selling the popular Canada Goose coats which use coyote fur for hood trimmings.

"I saw in the window of the store Choice that they were stocking Canada Goose Jackets, who use real fur and other jackets which clearly used animal hair.

"It ignited a rage inside me, I couldn't believe how loud and proud they were about it.

"I didn't want to talk to the sales assistants as I know it's not their fault but next time I'm going to talk the managers," said Robyn.

Supporters of Robyn's petition have openly agreed that they think that centre should ban fur products.

Gaye Turner, who supports the petition, said: "The reason I'm signing is because fur looks better on the animal where it's supposed to be. No-one needs real fur these days please stop."

A spokeswoman for the shopping centre said: "We do not comment on behalf of a retailer or give information about specific stock."

Robyn, a student at the University of Kent, also said: "It's so sad, I went to a protest outside Canada Goose in London, why would they want to cause such suffering to an animal, literally for a fluffy trim.

"It's really easy to tell if fur is real or not if you burn it, the smell will either be plastic or similar to if you burn your own hair."

Canada Goose's website insists the company's fur products are ethically sourced.

It adds: "We do not condone any wilful mistreatment, neglect, or acts that maliciously cause animals undue suffering.

"Our standards for the sourcing and use of fur, down and wool reflect our commitment that materials are sourced from animals that are not subject to wilful mistreatment or undue harm."