Ted Nugent has a new show coming out on Discovery Channel but I wonder if we will get to see it on Discovery Canada.
Called Ted Nugent’s Gun Country the show will look at what Nugent calls America’s obsession with guns. Based on the trailer below it looks pretty good. But a gun show in Canada? That may not happen.
You may have heard that beginning on January 1 Shaw/Global will cancel all hunting related shows including some popular ones. There is plenty of talk that the move came as the result of lobbying from anti-hunting, anti-gun advocates.
On Monday Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz raised the issue just before Question Period began.
Mr. Speaker, Canada’s outdoor heritage is under attack – again.
Recently the Shaw Media/Global Television network announced that it will stop airing all hunting shows on December 31st of this year. This is astonishing news given that millions of Canadians not only participate in Canada’s great hunting tradition, but are known to be some of the most respected leaders in wildlife conservation.
Recreational hunting in Canada contributes billions of dollars to the economy each year. Popular shows that promote the sport and educate Canadians such as Angler and Hunter TV, Canada in the Rough and The Canadian Tradition, have been unceremoniously pulled from the Global lineup.
Many large, well-funded, international groups want to shut down not only hunting, but other outdoor heritage activities as well. This unfortunate decision smacks of bias against Canada’s hunting and sport shooting traditions.
As co-chair of the Outdoors Caucus, I encourage all Canadians who value Canada’s traditional outdoors heritage sports to speak out against this decision. Hunting is part of our cultural fabric. We must protect it!
Now for the record Shaw does not own Discovery Channel Canada, CTV/Bell Media are the people behind that channel. A search of their website doesn’t turn up anything to do with the show.