South Wales community traumatised by hunt cruelty

A Mid-Glamorgan community was left shocked and traumatised at the weekend after a hunting hound died when it became impaled on a metal fence where it was then left for four hours. More than a dozen people – including six children – witnessed the horror.

A local hunt was in woodland close to the village of Cilfynydd, near Pontypridd, on Saturday lunchtime, when their hounds came into the village and rampaged through streets and resident’s gardens and allotments. One hound became impaled on a metal fence where, despite a struggle from locals trying to help the animal, it died.

Impaled Hound

Mike McCarthy, 43, of Pontshonnorton Road, Cilfynydd, reported the matter to the RSPCA and the League Against Cruel Sports, and said today: “There are two things that really sicken me with what happened. First how the pack were allowed into a built up area without supervision, and secondly that the dog died a slow painful death and was left to hang there for hours in sight of children playing in the park. These people don’t give a damn about human or animals’ wellbeing.”

This is yet more evidence, if it were needed, of a hunt showing no regard whatsoever for animal welfare. That this poor dog was allowed to suffer an agonising distressing death just goes to show what a twisted and perverted sense of ‘fun’ these people have.

We are working hard to track down those responsible but in the meantime have referred the matter to South Wales Police.


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