If you’re looking for information on local hunting outings, you won’t find it at tennis superstar Andy Murray’s hotel!Unbeknownst to the Olympic gold medallist and US Open and Wimbledon champion, the website of his luxurious Cromlix Hotel, which is located 3 miles outside Dunblane, was until recently promoting these cruel activities. Of course, Murray knows that there’s nothing sporting about maiming and killing animals with high-powered guns or other weapons. And after being notified by PETA of the offensive promotions, Murray’s sports company, 77, quickly confirmed that all traces of hunting had been removed from the website.A British study of deer hunting found that 11 per cent of deer who’d been killed by hunters died only after being shot two or more times and that some wounded deer suffered for more than 15 minutes before dying. Unlike natural predators who help maintain wildlife populations by killing off only the sickest and weakest individuals, hunters kill any animal whose head they would like to hang over the fireplace – including large, healthy animals who are needed to keep the population strong.“True sports involve competition and fair play between two consenting parties, something that can’t be said for the despicable individuals who torment and kill unwilling participants for fun”, says PETA UK Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. “Hunters would be arrested if their victims were cats or dogs, even though deer, pheasants and other animals experience fear and pain, just as all animals do.”This isn’t the first time that Murray has shown his animal-loving nature. Last year, he and renowned chef Albert Roux were awarded PETA’s foie gras–free certification for refusing to serve the imported, engorged livers of force-fed ducks and geese in the restaurant of the Cromlix Hotel.Other tennis aces who have backed life-saving campaigns by PETA UK or its international affiliates include Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe.
Kim joins the list of past ACTRA Award of Excellence recipients Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bochner, Tonya Williams, Kiefer Sutherland, Sandra Oh, Eugene Levy, Bruce Greenwood, Jason Priestley and Neve Campbell.ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 23,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly-acclaimed professional performing community. Advertisement Twitter ACTRA is honouring Canadian star Kim Coates with the 2017 ACTRA National Award of Excellence on Saturday, January 28 in recognition of his career achievements, and contribution to his fellow performers and Canada’s entertainment industry. ACTRA National President Ferne Downey will present the award at the Northern Lights Social at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood.Event: Northern Lights Social honouring Kim CoatesDate: Saturday, January 28, 2017Time: 5:00-700 p.m.Location: Beverly Hilton Rooftop, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard“Kim Coates is a seasoned actor who built his career in Canada,” said ACTRA National President Ferne Downey. “From his Saskatoon theatre roots to his breakout in the U.S. as a series lead in Sons of Anarchy, Kim is a deeply gifted, soulful actor and a wonderful advocate for Canadian culture. We are thrilled to honour an ACTRA member who flies his maple leaf so proudly.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook
APTN National NewsA group of students in Saskatchewan are away at camp this week.But this camp teaches them how to become business owners of the future.APTN’s Chris Stewart visited the students has this story.