Suffolk: Big response to protest over Suffolk Show dog ban

Dog owners who are furious with the decision to ban dogs at the Suffolk Show are delighted with the response their cause has received.

Members of the Felixstowe Dog Club staged a protest near the Trinity Park on Saturday where they encouraged people to sign their petition which they are planning on giving to the show’s directors.

Around 30 people signed the petition on Saturday which brought the total number of signatures to around 400.

Fred Simpson, who organised the protest, said: “This represents probably 400 people who won’t go to the show.

“I think it shows that there’s grounds for negotiation.”

Directors of the show said they would listen to the public’s view and see if there is an alternative to the ban.

Speaking to the Evening Star last week, show director David Nunn said: “I didn’t think it would get as big a response.

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“If we decide we have made a mistake we will look to other options, but at the moment we have to stand by what we said.”

The Suffolk Show is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday at Trinity Park.

What do you think of the ban? Write to Your Letters, The Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or you can send an e-mail to eveningstar

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