Plans set for Staffordshire Bull Terrier protest walk through Chorley

Natalie Winstanley with her one-year-old Staffie pup, Hunter.
Natalie Winstanley with her one-year-old Staffie pup, Hunter.
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier owners in Lancashire demonstrating their anger at PETA’s efforts to class their dogs as ‘dangerous’ have decided upon a route for their protest walk.

The walk will start at Astley Park Gates in Chorley at midday on Saturday, July 21, before walking up Market Street and ending at the Trade Jacks pub Hollinshead Street.

Natalie and Hunter.

Natalie and Hunter.

Organiser Natalie Winstanley, from Chorley, said: “At the pub there will be barbecues, dog stalls, live music, possibly a bouncy castle.

“Then Staffie owners can relax in the beer garden, have a drink and get to know each other.”

Natalie added: “We’ve had lots of responses; about 200 are saying they will attend so far so it could be big.”

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Posts are also up around Chorley, with businesses getting behind the Staffie owners’ cause.

The day is also being used to raise money for the Manchester And Cheshire Dogs’ Home.

The event is being run by Natalie and Barklife Dog Festivals.