Trophy hunting businesses banned from shooting show NEC

wboulter

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Trophy-hunting businesses targeting big-game hunters in Britain have been banned from a shooting show after public objections.
The NEC in Birmingham said that it would no longer be welcoming safari operators selling hunting trips for sport at the Great British Shooting Show in February.
Campaigners had gathered 30,000 signatures demanding that the venue revoke admission for ten safari operators that wanted to market their tours to shoot lions, elephants and other big game in Africa. The announcement by the NEC yesterday came after organisers had earlier defended the safari operators’ appearance at the show as “controversial”.
 

VSS

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Is anyone surprised though .
Majority yet again giving into the minority .
It’s a shooting show therefore shooting folk make the decision who attends by the bookings or otherwise .
Should boycott the show altogether in future if that’s their attitude.
Unfortunately it's not the majority giving in to the minority. It's the other way around: The majority of public opinion is against the minority who are trophy hunters.
However, it is discrimination against a minority group, which I thought wasn't the done thing these days. Every other kind of minority group (ethnic, religious, economic etc) seems to get all the help and support it needs.
 

stubear

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Unfortunately it's not the majority giving in to the minority. It's the other way around: The majority of public opinion is against the minority who are trophy hunters.
However, it is discrimination against a minority group, which I thought wasn't the done thing these days. Every other kind of minority group (ethnic, religious, economic etc) seems to get all the help and support it needs.
This is the issue with collectivist policies and politics.

If you take intersectionality far enough you end up with the smallest minority of all - the individual. And each individual has rights and freedoms that should not be encroached upon, and those rights and freedoms are always at risk from the mob and from the government as is clearly the case here.

Once you get that, you're a libertarian.

I also find it utterly terrifying how quickly the general public can go from "I dont like that very much" to "it should be banned". I'm not expecting personal freedom to survive very long in the face of it TBH...
 

foxdropper

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Unfortunately it's not the majority giving in to the minority. It's the other way around: The majority of public opinion is against the minority who are trophy hunters.
However, it is discrimination against a minority group, which I thought wasn't the done thing these days. Every other kind of minority group (ethnic, religious, economic etc) seems to get all the help and support it needs.
Makes no odds what type of hunting it is mate .At a shooting show ,shooters are the majority no matter the objectors .People going to that show should of asked the question of where the African hunts were .
 

VSS

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Makes no odds what type of hunting it is mate .At a shooting show ,shooters are the majority no matter the objectors .People going to that show should of asked the question of where the African hunts were .
Yes, at that show, shooters are the majority. But in the population as a whole they are not. Trophy hunters are an even smaller part of the population as a whole. Therefore, pressure on the NEC by the majority (general public) has resulted in discrimination against a minority group (trophy hunters). Makes no odds how many shooters attend the show - they're still a minority in the general scheme of things.
 

ljs

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Hi guys it’s not the bss that has banned the safari businesses it is the nec , bss are trying to resolve there position and fully support the hunting industry . Nec stance is on safari trophy hunting and they haven’t thought it through there was no mention of other trophy hunting ie uk outfits .... bss are in talks to try and resolve .
 

Gameking

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BSS should vote with their feet and find a more 'welcoming' (sic) venue.

NEC hit in the wallet may not have such views and sympathies then.

Hard cash = hard minds !!!!
 

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