Saskatoon hotel to go ahead with trophy hunting expo

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.

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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.



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