The Saskatoon Inn is set to host an African trophy hunting expo, which will promote the cruel and senseless slaughter of majestic animals on hunting safaris. Organized by African Hunting Gazette and African Events Canada, the expo will connect Canadian hunters with African hunting safari outfitters.
Remember Cecil the Lion and how is death caused outrage around the world?! Well, The Saskatoon Inn may have forgotten about him as they are hosting an event that promotes deaths just like Cecil’s and many other beautiful wild animals.
On African hunting safaris, hunters pay for the chance to gun down exotic animals, including elephants, rhinos, hippos, leopards, cheetahs, lions, giraffes, and zebras. Trophy hunters often keep the heads and other body parts of their kills to mount as perverse proof of their hunting prowess.
Many animals shot for trophies in Africa are listed by CITES (https://www.cites.org/eng/app/index.php
) as endangered or threatened due to poaching, habitat loss, and hunting, yet international law still allows hunters to brutally kill countless endangered and threatened animals every year. Their body parts are often shipped home to be mounted and displayed by hunters.
The weak legal regime means that companies around the world are stepping up to the plate and refusing to play any role in the cruel trophy hunting industry, including international airlines that refuse to transport animal trophies out of Africa.
The Saskatoon Inn's parent company, ATLIFIC Hotels, says on its website (http://www.atlific.com/about/core-values/
), "We act with honesty and adhere, individually and collectively, to our commitments and values. We conduct our business ethically and hold ourselves accountable to the highest principles and performance standards."
It's time for The Saskatoon Inn to live up to its stated values and cancel the African trophy hunting expo. By refusing to play any role in the international trophy hunting industry, The Saskatoon Inn can demonstrate the strong leadership that has made them a respected and successful hotel.
These beautiful and majestic animals need our help before it's too late. Please ask The Saskatoon Inn to cancel the expo and help protect African animals!