Saskatoon hotel to go ahead with trophy hunting expo
A Travelodge motel sign is shown in this file photo. (AP / Nam Y. Huh)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016 1:57PM EST
SASKATOON - A Saskatoon hotel says it won't pull out of an exposition showcasing outfits offering African trophy hunts, despite an online petition that says the booking should be cancelled.
African Events Canada has booked space in the Travelodge for a trade show on Jan. 23-24.
The event was to have been held at the Saskatoon Inn.
But the hotel pulled out last month after trophy-hunting opponents organized an online petition bearing thousands of names.
A second electronic petition with more than 6,000 signatures from around the world has surfaced and says the Travelodge should follow its competitor's lead.
The Travelodge says in a statement that it does not believe in "passing judgment" on any guest's lawful business.