Ban Exhibitors who promote hunting safaris from attending the British Shooting Show in Birmingham held February 14-16, 2020 .. and also ban the British Shooting Show
Why is this important?
South African safari operators are targeting the UK to promote holidays where tourists can hunt down and shoot captive-bred lions in fenced areas from which there is no escape.
The tour companies are booked for the Great British Shooting Show in Birmingham next February, which describes “the dark continent of Africa” as “the ultimate hunting safari experience”.
One of the exhibitors, Umlilo Safaris, offers packages including lion trophy hunts “in fenced areas”. Another, Legelela Safaris, offers giraffe hunts for $3,000 and baboons for $200. Prices for elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards are available on request.
The safari firms are capitalising on a rise in trophy hunting by British big-game hunters.
We need to shut the show down as it promotes hunting, and we need to ban purveyors of hunting in all forms.
How it will be delivered
The petition will be emailed to Michael Gove, the Mayor of Birmingham and the organisers of the Great British Shooting Show as well as the exhibitors promoting hunting