ANIMAL rights campaigners have fly-posted bus stops, signs and maps in Cardigan.

Posters and stickers supporting the Animal Aid charity were plastered across various locations in town.

Cllr Clive Davies told a meeting of the town council he had directly contacted the group to voice his concerns.

“I don’t think it helps Animal Aid to deface and fly-post our town centre especially when we’ve just had Veganuary,” said Cllr Davies.

“I’m happy to see people making their voice and opinions heard but not by defacing public property, especially when we’ve made so much effort and are continuing to make efforts to improve our townscape with new signage, new bins and trying to sort out the pigeon and pavement issues.

“It’s just vandalism.”

Animal Aid's website says it campaigns peacefully against all forms of animal abuse - including the consumption of animals as food and their use for medical research - and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle.

In reply, a spokesman for the charity said: “I would just like to reassure you that we actively ask people not to use any of our campaigning materials in this way, and explicitly say on the order page of our website ‘Please ensure that all resources are distributed responsibly and are not used to litter an area or deface property’.

“Unfortunately it can be very difficult to pinpoint exactly who used the materials in this way. However, we do of course take such incidents very seriously, and will make sure if we have any resource orders from this area that those distributing them are reminded to use anything sent from us responsibly otherwise we will not be able to continue sending them materials.

“Thank you again for bringing this incident to our attention.”