Small protest at African trophy hunting show
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Jan 16, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Small protest at African trophy hunting show

CONCORD, Ont. — Police say there are about 25 protesters outside of an African Trophy Hunting show in Concord, Ont.

One of the organizers of the protest says the show promotes "the senseless slaughter of majestic African animals."

The Africa Show, run by African Events Canada, connects safari operators with potential customers, who could then travel to African countries like Mozambique or South Africa and pay to hunt exotic animals.

One vendor charges $1,000 to hunt a zebra, and $500 to hunt a baboon. They pay the hunter $20 per jackal hunted.

A representative says African Events Canada has had a hard time finding a venue for their show, because of the threat of a protest.

The first two venues they booked eventually cancelled, but they found a new location at the last minute.

York Region Police say the protesters have promised to be peaceful, and they're monitoring the situation.

Toronto police have also said that there is a small group of protesters at the city's Yonge-Dundas square demonstrating to "save elephants," but it's unclear if it's related.

By The Canadian Press

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