Tel: +44 (0) 1350 724 228

You are here: Home | News

British Shooting Show - NEC bans hunting agencies


British Shooting Show - NEC bans hunting agencies

Many of you will be aware that the NEC at Birmingham has folded to pressure from antis, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, to ban hunting agencies with an international trophy hunting angle from exhibiting at next year's British Shooting Show.

SACS is aware of extreme criticism of the show organisers in relation to this ban. That criticism is both nonsensical and unfair. The show organisers are well-known shooting enthusiasts and this ban by the NEC is a clear attack against both the show and shooting interests. Right now is the time to put egos and ineffectual social media grandstanding aside and stand together as one solid community against this threat.

What next? A ban on driven shooting promoters? Practical shooting disciplines? No, not another bloody inch. This petition has a good chance to overturn this ban if it well-supported in the UK and worldwide. Get it signed and shared.

First step is for everyone with any interest in shooting and from whatever country (this is an international attack) to sign the petition against the NEC ban. Link below:

Sign it and share it as far as you possibly can.

We have spoken with the show organisers and they have emphasised that all shooting organisations they have spoken with have indicated support. In mutual support, SACS stands together with those organisations and the British Shooting Show organisers.

British Shooting Show press release:

"The British Shooting Show will always support the promotion of shooting and regulated hunting as sports and recreational activities, where they are carried out ethically and within the law. The British Shooting Show will always support good practices, and ethically and environmentally managed shooting and sporting activities that promote the highest standards to those who participate in them.

The British Shooting Show has not banned any individual or organisation and will not do so unless it is legally obliged so to do. The British Shooting Show recognises that there are those who oppose, for their own reasons, the activities of others. The British Shooting Show is content to recognise the rights of third parties to oppose hunting, shooting and gun ownership, but maintains the right of all participants in regulated hunting and shooting sports to go about their lawful legal activities. Wherever possible, the British Shooting Show will consider all representations made to it and provide a platform for peaceful and meaningful discussion of all relevant issues."