Global TV dumps hunting shows for 2013

- September 4th, 2012

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This disturbing Press release was just issued by the Beasley Brothers, and there is evidence to show that Global Television has caved to Anti-hunting pressure from the Vancouver Humane Society:

 

Global Television Cancels Hunting Shows from it’s 2013 line-up

Has Canadian Global Television become an Anti Hunter?

Media Release – Global Television Cancels Hunting Shows from it’s 2013 line-up

It is with great sadness that Beasley Brothers announce the very unfortunate decision by Global Television/Shaw Media to cancel all hunting shows on Global and the Shaw affiliate networks. Canada in the Rough™ has been airing for 8 years on Global Television and we’ve had a tremendous experience doing it. We want to thank all of you for your support throughout the years and as much as we hate to say goodbye, we have no choice. Canada in the Rough™, Canada’s most-watched hunting show, will be pulled off Global Television after December 30, 2012.

Our hunting heritage is under constant attack by those who have forgotten that hunting is at the root of human existence and still the most valuable and effective tool in wildlife management.

If you wish to share your thoughts with Global regarding this decision, please email viewercontact@globaltv.com as well as glynnis.prystae@sjrb.ca and greg.mclelland@shawmedia.ca or call 1-877-307-1999.

Please remember to enjoy the greatness of Canada and be proud of your hunting heritage and thanks for your support

Sincerely,

Keith Beasley, Paul Beasley & Kevin Beasley Executive Producers

 

Ok, is it time to panic with the idea that all Canadian Media may soon be giving-in to pressure from anti-hunters?  

The four hunting shows currently running on Global Television are: Canada in the Rough, Hunt TV, The Canadian Tradition and Angler & Hunter Television.

 

Outdoorsguy

 


 

 

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140 comments

  1. Rob St Denis says:

    Helen, it’s not a hobby, it’s dinner.

  2. Iggy says:

    guys, guys guys,
    these anti hunting morons come on here, take a swing at us hunters, say a bunch of stupid non defensible statements get us all riled up and then run away. Never to be heard from again. Not because they don’t want to, but because they KNOW they can’t defend the comments they make. We all get our shorts in a knot but they are long gone. These are stupid and very ignorant people. Leave them be, unless of course one of them wishes to elaborate on their ideas and actually defend them. My feeling is most of them are six year old kids just having a laugh at our expense

  3. mike jones says:

    i just wrote sheri a small letter on how i feel that hunters are getting a very bad rap due to the few uninformed morons who are self righteous and think that they are excempt from being animal killers i am already goose hunting and i have friends that can’t wait to try the meat out as well deer hunting will be also starting soon hoping to have a great bounty this year as well i am mentoring a few new young hunters this year and i can show to be proud of their heritage just like jeff morrisson and rick poulin whom i met a few times out in carp i will try to follow their values and look up to them as very honorable outdoor enthusiats and hunters who emulate the great hunting experience cheers guys have an awesome day

  4. jeff.morrison says:

    That’s right..we’ve been suckered into fights here many times by these people, but at least they do serve as a wake-up call to all of us.

    And as Keebler noted, they may even use profanity to get their points across…which I find to be a lazy way of making a point. Much like those weaker stand-up comics who rely on swearing for getting laughs, whereas the more cleaver comics don’t need to.

    Yes, it would seem these groups are spoiling for a fight any time at all..and we need to be prepared ourselves to fight for what’s right!

    Outdoorsguy

  5. jeff.morrison says:

    OK folks…a couple of developments this am!

    I just got off the air with Doc & Woody on CHEZ 106 FM, where I nominated both Global Television and the Vancouver Humane Society for BONEHEAD OF THE WEEK!

    In case you missed it, I will try to have Doc send over the audio to post here on the Outdoors Guy Blog.

    Also this am, I received a nice message from Safari Club International (SCI) President Bob Valcov lending us their full support.

    SCI speak about the Hunting show cancellation in their latest newsletter called SnapShots:

    http://www.sci-canada.ca/content/index.cfm?action=view&content_id=3952

    Hey, the more support the better I say!

    Outdoorsguy

  6. Trapper says:

    Quote Iggy “guys, guys guys, these anti hunting morons come on here, take a swing at us hunters, say a bunch of stupid non defensible statements get us all riled up and then run away. Never to be heard from again. Not because they don’t want to, but because they KNOW they can’t defend the comments they make. We all get our shorts in a knot but they are long gone. These are stupid and very ignorant people. Leave them be, unless of course one of them wishes to elaborate on their ideas and actually defend them. My feeling is most of them are six year old kids just having a laugh at our expense” END QUOTE

    Anyone else see the irony in this ….ROFLMAO good one Ig……

  7. chessy says:

    AHAHAHHA all this talk about hunting shows being axed and not one mention of the ofah angler and hunter tv show.. i love it … oopss i mentioned it

  8. jeff.morrison says:

    Yeah chessy I know, but seriously…they’re cancelling all these hunting shows yet Honey Boo Boo is still on the air…hehe..there’s no accounting for taste.

    Outdoorsguy

  9. chessy says:

    The whole world is going down into one big pot of “stew” there is other issues more important than this going on in our world. years ago what happened in your own home was your own business now every one wants a piece of the pie

  10. chessy says:

    HIT reply to soon . what about paul watson who is a wanted man do the antis care about that No they worried about what we do in our own home

  11. jeff.morrison says:

    Don’t worry Chessy, the faithful members of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society chalk-up Watson’s actions under the ‘doing the right thing’ category..which is above the law, after all…but that’s a whole other story.

    Outdoorsguy

  12. Anjii says:

    To all the anti-hunters commenting here, I don’t hunt, but I am SO grateful my husband does and that my children will follow in his footsteps! It IS for the meat, and thanks to his “hobby”, I get to feed my kids the healthiest, most truly, pure organic, lean red meat that our bodies were designed to need and to thrive on. No antibiotics, hormones, GMO feed… just clean safe meat. And my sons will be able to provide the same for my grandkids one day. Hubby is a responsible, ethical hunter and is teaching my boys the same, in part through wonderful shows like these, which also teach them about our beautiful country and animals. And Canada in the Rough is a show that best exemplifies the spirit of what hunting is. When they go out on a shoot (as in film, not gun), they will air the footage of each trip, even if they don’t get a single animal, because as they say in their opening credits, “It’s all about the journey”. The Beasley’s are wonderful people, both personally and in their love of nature and responsible hunting.

  13. Iggy says:

    Just heard that the judge in Quebec decided that as of now, Quebec can have the gun registration information.
    So it looks like Quebec will have a gun registration system
    So I wonder what that means for us unregistered gun holders that go to Quebec to hunt

  14. bob m says:

    My guess is that before the next Ontario election the liberals will follow suit and ask for the Ontario information. After all there are a lot of anti hunters and misinformed gun registration backers in T.O. and other big cities where the Liberals would think it would get them votes. Votes trump common sense any day.

  15. Iggy says:

    If I’m not mistaken Bob, the Ontario information is already shreded, Ontario said they weren’t going to challenge it so that gave the Feds the ok to go ahead. I think Quebexico was the only place that got the injunction

  16. chessy says:

    you dont think ontario is sitting back waiting for quebec to take the heat from the rest of the country and when or if quebec wins , my “buddy” dalton will be the second province to step in and say .. WHAT ABOUT US

  17. jeff.morrison says:

    If anyone missed my appearance on CHEZ 106 FM’s Doc & Woody Show yesterday…my good pal Don Wilcox with the Ottawa SUN has just set-up a Podcast:

    http://blogs.canoe.ca/outdoorsguy/uncategorized/podcast-of-jeffs-chez-radio-appearance/

    Outdoorsguy

  18. Iggy says:

    quote:chessy says:
    September 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    you dont think ontario is sitting back waiting for quebec to take the heat from the rest of the country and when or if quebec wins , my “buddy” dalton will be the second province to step in and say .. WHAT ABOUT US

    I think it’s too late Cheesy

  19. chessy says:

    Seeing we are so close to moose season ….IGGY please sit down before you read any further ..please it is for your own good……
    Record destruction expected in October

    “The court order is currently in effect until further notice,” Julie Gagnon said in the email. As for the rest of the registry, she said: “The process leading to the destruction of non-restricted firearms registration records is well underway.”

    The process is underway, but according to lawyer Shaun O’Brien, no actual records have yet been destoyed.

    O’Brien is acting on behalf of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in Toronto, a place that helps women who are victims of domestic violence. The clinic, supported in its case by the City of Toronto, has made the application for an injunction to protect the gun registry data. The case is scheduled for a hearing Sept.13 in Toronto.

    “On cross-examination and under oath, the government’s representative advised us that the records would not be deleted until starting the first weekend of October,” O’Brien told CBC News on Friday.

    She said that while police can no longer look at the database, chief firearms officers can still access it. Provincial and territorial firearms officers are responsible for licencing and other administrative duties.

    The records are still in the database and the IT infrastructure to support it remains intact, according to O’Brien.

    “The judge hearing the injunction is well aware of the date in October when destruction of data would commence and all parties have ensured that our injunction is being heard before then,” said O’Brien, adding that a quick decision is also expected from the judge.

  20. Nate says:

    What about Hunt TV? Do even watch the hunting shows on global you forgot the best one.

  21. jeff.morrison says:

    Sorry Nate, you are correct.

    I only included those three in the original post as they were the ones specifically targeted by the Vancouver Humane Society..but of course all the shows will be affected by this cancellation.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

    Outdoorsguy

  22. Iggy says:

    I think the star of Hunt TV just had a strokeand passed away NO?
    from my friend Adrian Hare, the turkey guru

    “Just got word that John Hunt was on a bear hunt and had a stroke. He passed on today at 43 years old.

    My thoughts are with the family…”

    Good info Chessy, I thought the info was gone, those @#$%^&* lefties never give up
    we should have been as stubborn as they are when they were bringing it in and we wouldn’t be going through this crap now

  23. jeff.morrison says:

    This week’s Outdoors Column..a rather important one:

    http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/09/12/morrison-cancelling-tv-shows-wrong

    Outdoorsguy

  24. Herman Baguss says:

    Here is a copy of the email I sent to Greg McLelland VP of sales at Shaw Media, I’d think he is probably in charge of getting advertising dollars for Shaw.
    Dear Sir;
    In the absence of a specific defined email address on your website, I am writing to you today.
    I understand there has recently been a decision made by Global/Shaw Media to cancel or discontinue the broadcasting of hunting programs.
    This is to advise you that although your position at Shaw Media may not be in the decision making process regarding programming, your advertising sales may be affected.
    My personal position, should Shaw proceed with such a discontinuation, is the following:
    My satellite television provider will change from Shaw to someone else.
    I will be boycotting stores and companies that advertise on your networks.
    I will be advising every company of the boycott and the reason for it.
    I am sure that my position is not unique and that more anglers and hunters will be of the same opinion.
    Thank you very much for your attention.
    Yours truly,

    I sent it this past Saturday morning…. I did not even get the courtesy of a “Screw you” response…

  25. jeff.morrison says:

    Herman, at least Keebler received a standard form letter response..but I think that was through the general customer email.

    Don’t worry though…I’m sure the message is getting through!!

    Outdoorsguy

  26. jeff.morrison says:

    Hey..CHEZ Nation members, don’t forget to go to CHEZ 106 FM Website and vote for Global Television as the BONEHEAD OF THE WEEK!!

    http://www.chez106.com/

    Outdoorsguy

  27. yukon Bob says:

    I guess we seen this coming. I havn’t seen a hunting magazine in the airports for years. I hope the programs still run on wildTV. It still feels like we are gettin shoved in a corner to watch our inappropriate shows. Every other week there is some editorial in the paper stating we don’t have to hunt anymore we can go to the store. Lets get rid of our kitchens and our BarBQs cause they have resturants and we really don’t need to cook anymore. I like knowing what I eat. Watching these shows let’s us know what’s new. I could bitch forever but the moose are calling. Must harvest organic meat

  28. GPG says:

    Earlier in this comments section I asked a question regarding the use of natural scents.

    This was the answer:
    Here’s what the MNR has to say about the scent ban:
    If you hunt in Ontario, natural attractants containing body parts of any memberof the deer family may no longer be possessed or used for the purposes of hunting
    Outdoorsguy

    In fact, the 2012 hunting regulations specify by using the term “bodily fluids (urine, gland oil, feces, saliva, etc.)” I just wanted to clarify this, in cacse “body parts” could be misinterpreted by not including fluids (as I did).

  29. jeff.morrison says:

    yes GPG, I should have included the bodily fluids part…its funny though, when the announcement first came out and I wrote about it in the paper, there was no mention of fluids.

    Anyhow, it didn’t take the gov’t long to get their point across. As far as I know, only Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia have (so far) banned the use of natural scents in Canada.

    Rick, you know of any other provinces??

    Outdoorsguy

  30. Diana says:

    Meat, egg, cheese, all dairy, some nuts and beans cause acid and in humans acid causes disease…proof positive we were designed to eat fruits and vegetables which are all alkaline! Disease cannot live in an alkaline environment. Besides, hinti is cruel and animal abuse. All creatures were put here by God to share this planet.. Not eat one another. If we cannot share this planet with those who do not look or talk like us… How can we develop as a species? Its species discrimination!

  31. steve says:

    there has been hunting long before there were hunting shows and people hosting them. There will be hunting long after hunting shows are gone. Hunting is not going away anytime soon. The hosts, and their sponsors have
    an axe to grind here. They all make a lot of money. The hosts of the various hunting shows harvest more animals in one season than the average hunter harvests in a life time, just for the sake of doing a hunting show. We can go to an outdoor store of our choosing and find out what kind of equipment we need in the field or buy an outdoor magazine.

    Maybe we shouldn’t be giving the anti hunter types blatant reasons for being against hunting by rubbing it in their
    faces so much. I for one cannot justify killing animals to simply sell things for sponsors, and that is what a hunting show is all about. Nothing to do with our rights. Those boys will just have to find another way to make a dollar.

    A guy for ethical hunting

  32. G. Redford says:

    Hey, I found an article on the Sault Ste. Marie paper website. See the below. I wonder what show was involved with this?

    http://www.thealgomanews.ca/News/National/Fines+and+Forfeitures+For+Transport+and+Possession+of+Illegally+++Killed+Muskox+.str?22099

    Fines and Forfeitures For Transport and Possession of Illegally Killed Muskox

    Publish Date: Wednesday, 5th of September 2012
    by M.N.R.

    Following a multi-agency, inter-provincial investigation, two Ontariomen have been fined a total of $5,500 for the transport and possession of illegally killed muskoxen.
    William Troubridge, of Elora, pleaded guilty and was fined $4,000 for unlawfully transporting from Nunavut to Ontariotwo muskoxen that were killed contrary to Nunavutlegislation, thereby committing an offence contrary to the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.
    Roger Davidson, of Stouffville, also pleaded guilty and was fined a total of $1,500 for unlawfully possessing in Ontarioa muskox that was killed, transported and removed from Nunavutcontrary to the laws of that jurisdiction thereby committing an offence contrary to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997.
    The limitation period had expired in Nunavutfor any charges for the unlawful killing of the muskoxen. In addition to the fines, the taxidermy mounts of the muskoxen were forfeited to the Crown.
    The courts heard that in April of 2005, William Troubridge and Roger Davidson were involved in hunts for muskox on Victoria Island, Nunavut. Video of the hunts was being taken for a Canadian hunting television show. Following information provided to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, a search warrant was obtained and the raw video footage of these hunts was seized from a video production facility in Ontario. Investigators from the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment Canada’s Enforcement Branch (Ontario Region) and the Government of Nunavut Department of Environment determined from the videos that the muskox hunts were conducted in violation of Nunavutwildlife legislation in force at the time of the offences. TheNunavutlegislation prohibits using a vehicle, motorized toboggan or motorized three-wheeled vehicle to knowingly get within 1.5 kilometres of a muskox for the purposes of hunting the muskox.
    The videos show the men being brought to well within 1.5 km of muskoxen so they could more easily select, hunt, shoot and kill the muskox of their choosing. In the case of Troubridge, the video shows that, with his full knowledge, muskoxen were herded by guides on snowmobiles toward him.
    The three muskoxen were shipped to Ontario where taxidermy was performed on all the animals so they could be displayed as trophies.
    Justice of the Peace Arthur Child heard Troubridge’s case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Guelph, on June 5, 2012. Justice of the Peace Allison Forestall heard Davidson’s case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Cobourg, on June 20, 2012…

  33. david says:

    I’m happy to see this show pulled from Global Sat morning programming. I think it’s better suited for a specialty channel where people wont be surprised by the shooting & killing, especially kids.
    I just had the unfortunate experience of explaining to my crying 5yr old daughter why people shoot and kill beautiful animals when they can get food on any corner as she was watching canada in the rough when I wasn’t around and called me when she saw the men and their guns kill two beautiful billy goats. I never will understand why people hunt when we have supermarkets, but they have a wright to i guess, but why do we need to see this point blank on TV? Saturday morning when the kids are watching? I will be blocking global for the rest of the year so my daughter wont see this anymore. Thanks for the global email addresses I sent them a email too.

  34. Hunting mom says:

    David

    While I do believe your daughter was too young to watch that program, she will need to understand at some point that food does not just magically appear in the supermarket. There is a process that takes place in order for it to arrive all packaged and pretty. In order for us to live, something must die. That is the way of things.

  35. Troy says:

    David writes ” I never will understand why people hunt when we have supermarkets, but they have a wright to i guess”.
    Meat comes from somewhere David. Just so you know it’s NOT the supermarket.
    Hunting is part of our heritage as Canadians. We were settled as a nation because of hunting and trading.
    It is illegal to hunt for sport and let the game rot.
    If you want organic food hunt and fish for yourself, have pride in your heritage and act responsibly like every hunter I know.
    If it’s alright to broadcast the Simpsons, family guy, american dad, the housewives of Vancouver, CSI, Dexter, be a parent and limit your childrens exposure to television or explain what is happening, if you don’t know whats happening learn.

  36. chessy says:

    LOL . I just went to buy a fly tying kit for my son for christmas there was a person there with there husband and when she seen the price of the tying vice 97 dollars she sorta huffed at it . This lady was not with us it was just my wife and I . My wife caught my eye and she put her head down as she knew what was coming. I turned to the lady and said that is allot of money to spend on a 15 year old boy (line in water ), the lady instantly agreed (hook set, fish on!!! ) . then i told her i would rather spend 100 bucks on a tying vice than 80 bucks on a video game or 300 on x box or what ever they xbox live is worth … by they time i finished with the lady she was walking away and i was still yaping at her. some people like david will never understand and it is OUR PLACE AND RIGHT to keep them informed on our stance every chance you get.. also did i tell you how much my wife hates to shop with me. guys it is a great way to get out of most shopping trips just tell your wife you wont behave …

  37. DoYourResearch says:

    As someone who is not against hunting for food I would still like to caution your support of some of these “hunters” that put out some of the hunting shows. Try googling “illegal hunting Canadian shows”. At least one of these guys has been fined for running muskox to exhaustion for a show. Gives hunters a black eye!

  38. Jeff Morrison says:

    If you’re referring to the charges against Thomas Pigeon – FORMER host of Canada in the Rough – this has absolutely nothing to do with the television shows cancelled by Shaw Media at the time. That particular television series Mr. Pigeon was involved with had been taken over completely by the Beasley brothers, whom I know personally, and who are not only ethical but practise wise conservation every step of the way!

    Mr. Pigeon’s actions, as inexcusable as they are, should have no bearing or leave no ‘black eye ‘on the television show he’s no longer a part of! Evidently Mr Pigeon is now paying for his illegal activity back in 2003; to the tune of $8000!

    It would seem someone else needs to do their research..

    Outdoorsguy

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