Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Hotel Cancels Trade Show That Was to Promote Africa Trophy Hunts

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Hotel Cancels Trade Show That Was to Promote Africa Trophy Hunts

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Saskatoon hotel pulls out of African hunting expo

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SASKATOON - A trade show that was to showcase companies that offer trophy hunts in Africa is no longer going to be held at a Saskatoon hotel.

The expo by African Events Canada and African Hunting Gazette was to be held next month at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre.

The hotel has confirmed the event has been cancelled, but has not said why.

Lana Stark, who started an online petition against the event, says it is unethical for hunters to target animals such as rhinos, lions, elephants, giraffes and hippos.

A Holiday Inn in Toronto last week cancelled its participation in a similar event after an animal justice lawyer organized an online petition.

The killing of Cecil the lion by a U.S. big-game hunter in Zimbabwe last summer drew international condemnation and sparked outrage among animal conservationists and politicians. …

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