NEC: CANCEL THE GREAT BRITISH SHOOTING SHOW

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Peter Johnson
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In February the Great British Shooting Show is set to take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. The show will be selling lethal weapons used to kill innocent animals, and describes itself as “literally a megastore for the shotgun shooter.” 

The show is inviting children 15 years and under for free - this is teaching them that it's ok to shoot, hunt and kill innocent animals for fun, which is unacceptable when society is trying to encourage compassion and care for the planet and its inhabitants during the environmental crisis we find ourselves in.

Following public pressure and a huge petition, a similar event in Liverpool has already been stopped. We the people of Birmingham are demanding that the NEC now cancels this show in Birmingham!

The show will host companies which sell rifles, shotguns, ammunition and other shooting accessories as well as hunting equipment and knives. These are used to kill animals such as deer, foxes, badgers and especially birds. It’s estimated that around 100,000 birds are killed everyday in the UK during the shooting season.

I cannot stand by when this type of senseless killing is promoted here in my town. That’s why I’m calling on the NEC to cancel this extremely barbaric show.

The NEC has already caved in to public pressure and removed safari trophy hunting companies from the show, but it’s not enough. I want them to cancel it altogether because it’s time to oppose this outdated hobby of shooting and hunting wild animals for fun in the UK, and ban blood sports once and for all.

If the senseless hunting of animals is not stopped it will almost certainly lead to Britain’s wildlife becoming endangered in the near future, where we will join other countries around the world who are losing their iconic animals because of this cruel, old fashioned, outdated and unnecessary pastime.

The time has come to stop hunting animals for sport in the UK, there is no place in society for guns or a shooting show that promotes them.

Please sign my petition to stop the sale of guns that are killing animals at home and abroad.