Andy Murray Disqualifies Cruel Hunting From His Hotel
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Andy Murray Disqualifies Cruel Hunting From His Hotel

CC Andy MurrayIn a champion move for animals, Wimbledon star Andy Murray has just banished promos for hunting from the website of his luxury Cromlix Hotel in Scotland!

The tennis gold medallist hadn’t realised that the inexcusable pastime of maiming and killing animals with high-powered weapons was being advertised on his hotel’s website. After hearing from PETA, his company’s management swiftly confirmed that “Andy has made sure all traces of hunting have been removed from the website”. Bravo!

A British studyStock pheasant 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.

As a professional athlete, Andy understands that true sports involve competition between two evenly matched consenting parties – whereas hunting involves an armed individual tormenting and killing a defenceless animal for a twisted notion of “fun”.

Last year, Andy’s hotel made another compassionate move for animals, by refusing to serve cruel foie gras – a pâté made from the diseased livers of force-fed ducks and geese – yet another reason to support him in this year’s Wimbledon Championship!

Image: “Andy Murray” by Carine06 / CC BY-SA 2.0

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  1. avatar Laura Mansfield says:

    Sick. In tears

  2. avatar Marilyn O'Loughlin says:

    Sick! STOP killing innocent creatures for so called pleasure! It’s cruel and barbaric! Everyone/everything has a right to live a full life.

  3. avatar Robert Dalziel says:

    Good on you Andy Murray!

  4. avatar Veronica May says:

    Well done Andy, great to know you care and that you took action and banned promos from your website of your Hotel and that you care about animals. Good luck foe Wimbledon, i hope you win. Any one who will help animals is okay by me

  5. avatar Esmè Evans says:

    We really need more celebrities like you Andy, to highlight the abuse of animals all over the world. Thank you for caring!!

  6. avatar Wendy Lycett says:

    Bravo Andy! You are a winner already for standing up for animals and all creatures that are at the mercy of predatory humans. I will now start barracking for you!!

  7. avatar imogene martyn says:

    we need you ANDY to help all animals. love you lots for helping them.xx

  8. avatar Emily March says:

    Someone with his heart in the right place. At last! -Thank you, God bless and best of Scottish luck!

  9. […] animals with high-powered weapons was being advertised on his hotel’s website. After hearing from PETA, his company’s management swiftly confirmed that “Andy has made sure all traces of hunting have […]

  10. avatar Dana Miller says:

    Good move taking the hunting ads down. It’s always good to see athletes standing behind their beliefs. But I would’ve liked to see a little bit more of this news in the mainstream media. Not just because it’s worth hearing about, but also because of the way this article is written makes the action seem a little one sided. Peta had to contact Andy first before he took the ads down. I can’t tell if this was something he actually wanted or if it was something he did just to maintain good standings with fans

  11. avatar Yvonne G Witter says:

    Only mindless morons kill for pleasure – better if they used each other for target practice #wasteofhumanskin

  12. avatar Sue Spink says:

    Fantastic Andy Murray. What a brilliant role model, hard working successful sportsman as well as a compassionate human being. Excellent.

  13. avatar Sue Griffiths says:

    Thank you Andy for taking a stand for animals. Your action is much appreciated by right minded, caring people. Good luck in your career, you deserve it.

  14. avatar Marilyn Brown says:

    Andy Murray,you are just the best!You are a fantastic example in the world of both Tennis and celebrity.

  15. avatar William says:

    Good work and on the dog!

  16. avatar William says:

    Thanks!

  17. avatar Eleanor Burgess says:

    Well done Andy. Thank you for doing this. There is too much cruelty in the world and so many people just ignore it. Thank you for standing up and doing something about it. Good luck in everything you do.

  18. avatar Podge says:

    Well done Andy, and thank you for your stance on hunting and banning that disgusting foie gras, and for taking the time to do a bit of dog rescuing too.

  19. avatar Val Badger says:

    Thank you Andy! If only more people recognised that killing for fun is absolutely NOT sport!

  20. avatar Linda Cracknell says:

    Thank you so very much for your compassion and for helping to end animal cruelty in our world. Wonderful stuff – well done you, we need more famous , caring people such as yourself to take a stance. Yours is a brilliant example of helping to end horrific animal suffering.

  21. avatar Jim Corriere says:

    Nice work! I hate to see the so called Christian businesses advertise discounts for hunters to come and stay at their hotels or eat in their restaurants. This tennis star is a true hero and strong character of a man.

  22. avatar Pia Hachem says:

    Thanks! for speaking out for animals through your commendable actions.

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