A controversial festive tradition in Bungay is set to continue with a Boxing Day hunt parade through the town.

December 26's custom sees thousands of people flock to either side of St Marys Street and Earsham Street to watch the riders on their horses and their dogs go through the town.

But in past years the event has been attended by animal rights protestors who are vehemently campaigning against it and calling for it to be made illegal.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Protestors at the Bungay Boxing Day Hunt 2022Protestors at the Bungay Boxing Day Hunt 2022 (Image: Sonya Duncan)

The anti-hunt group, Action Against Animal Cruelty, has confirmed it will be at this year's parade again.

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Chris McDaniel, the hunt master, insists that the group operates within the law and benefits local businesses due to the footfall in the town.

This year the Harriers will be parading Stud Book Harriers and West Country Harriers through Earsham Street at 11.15am. 

Every year the group collects money for charity and this year will be collecting money for EACH.

Police are expected to be in attendance to maintain harmony at the event.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: The Waveney Harriers parading along Earsham StreetThe Waveney Harriers parading along Earsham Street (Image: Sonya Duncan)