I’m told that BASC was planning to have an event in Derbty Museum and Art Gallery but that the museum has decided that this was a bit of a mistake. The event will go ahead but not in the Notice Nature, Feel Joy Gallery (which would have had to have been renamed the Notice Nature and Shoot It Gallery for the event?).
This seems like a sensible move but I almost feel sorry for BASC (were it not a slightly provocative booking by them in the first place).
I do feel a bit sorry for BASC since, I’m sure, many of the attendees would have been lovely people, keen on nature, and game shooting is a perfectly lawful hobby. That’s how part of me feels. Another part of me notches this up as an indication that public opinion is hardening against game shooting and my feeling is that this is partly because the shooting industry has let itself down over recent years and there is bound to be a backlash. And that backlash is not from animal rights activists but from decent people.
If shooting cleaned up its act then I hope that BASC would be welcome at such a venue in future. It may take some time at the present rate of progress.