Here’s an email I sent to Global regarding cancelling your TV show
some time ago:
I have just been advised by an old hunting/fishing buddy of mine
in PEI that you have stopped running our local outdoor show -
Newfoundland Sportsman - as well as all hunting shows in Canada.
Obviously I'm a bit late hearing this news as it has been in effect for
quite some time now.
I have to say, I was very surprised to hear that a media outlet such
as yours would choose to take such drastic action against one of the
best outdoor shows to be produced in recent memory and lower
yourself to the tree huggers of Vancouver - the Vancouver Humane
Society. No doubt this is strictly a business decision and has nothing to
do with what is right or wrong; it's about your sponsors and the threat
of boycott. Whatever happen to freedom of the press and freedom of
choice? If you don't like what's on TV, change the channel.
Shame on you for choosing sides in this matter. YOU are now
deciding for us what we should watch and what we shouldn't. As they
say, for every action there is a reaction and mine and my family's will
be to boycott your station.
I have know Newfoundland Sportsman TV Show hosts Gord Follett
and Dwight Blackwood for many years and have actually had the
privilege to spend time with them during a hunting trip on one special
occasion three years ago at Red Indian Lake with my hunting buddy,
I do consider it a privilege, as these gentlemen are actually
protectors and respect the wildlife in Newfoundland - not as portrayed
by your protesters. I consider myself to be a responsible hunter as well,
and yes, an animal lover, actually. I respect what nature has provided
us and treat every kill with the utmost respect.
Your actions to cancel hunting programs are shameful and even
discriminatory, in my opinion.
I hope your action is reversible and you will even take the time to
visit with Newfoundland Sportsman and see for yourself. This is a
sporting show to be proud of and not shelved.
Please reconsider your decision.