We’ve received some great news from Tenby, West Wales, where local councillors have voted to ban the South Pembrokeshire Hunt from the town centre.
The hunt had written to the town council to ask if they could hold one of their Hunt Week events in Tudor Square. They did so last year after a seventeen year absence from the town.
Praise must go to Cllr Trisha Putwain, who proposed refusing the hunt permission to enter Tenby. Speaking during the debate, Cllr Putwain said “I don’t think we should be seen to be encouraging the idea of hunting. Some of the comments that were heard from visitors to the town after last year’s hunt visit were along the lines of ‘I didn’t realise Tenby condoned this kind of thing’, and I think that those who came to oppose the hunt far outweighed those it attracted to the town”.
When the hunt did enter Tenby last November, they were met with a formidable array of opponents displaying banners. Members of the League’s local group were at the forefront of these efforts, so thanks to you all for your hard work, which has paid off.
PS – The Welsh name for Tenby is Dynbych y Pysgod, which translates as ‘little fortress of the fishes’. It is great that in this instance, that protection has been extended to other species!