Up in our neck of the woods, where hunting is rightfully looked upon as heritage right, Shaw is a major satellite carrier of the television we watch, and Global TV is a main player in our packages.
Yet both have offended hunters here, and hunters across this country, by pulling three major hunting programs when this season ends — Canada in the Rough, The Canadian Tradition and Angler and Hunter Television.
None of these programs cost Shaw or Global a dime. In fact, they are self-produced and pay for their own airtime. And, according to ratings, they also pull in well over one million viewers.
So don’t tell me, and Shaw tried to tell me, that these shows were pulled simply because of annual reviews, and not because of an anti-hunter bias.
A million viewers is not chump change.
Every hunter I have talked to in the Bancroft area is incensed by this move, tired as they are of being tarred by the left as blood-thirsty rednecks with no concern for wildlife or conservation
I’m sick of it, and I don’t even hunt.
Listeners and readers of this commentary do not have the access to a national column like I do with Sun Media, but they have access to email.
Give Shaw a piece of your mind.
Fight the stereotype.