Brian Wilson Asks Fans To Stop Beach Boys ‘Trophy Hunters’ Show

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Brian Wilson is reaching out to his fans to ask them to sign a petition to try and stop a Beach Boys concert taking place later this week at a convention of hunters.

Wilson tweeted “It has been brought to my attention that on Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Beach Boys touring group licensed by Mike Love are headlining at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada.”

According to UCR, the organization supports trophy hunting which both Al Jardine and Brian Wilson are opposed to. Wilson claims that they are unable to personally stop the concert and all they can do is make an appeal by signing the petition.

The petition states that the Safari Club International Convention, which includes a keynote speech by Donald Trump Jr., will feature “870 companies … selling trophy hunting holidays and wildlife body parts including animal heads this year.”

It also points out that nearly 20,000 animals from protected species will be killed in 2020, and that “benches made from elephant skin, paintings on elephant ears, a hippo skull table and shark skin

belts” have already gone on sale at other Safari Club International conventions.

The petition finishes with a letter to Beach Boys manager Elliott Lott stating that any purchasing of the group’s music, concert tickets and other merchandise will cease if it doesn’t pull out of out of the concert and “publicly state their opposition to this sick ‘sport’ of killing animals for ‘fun.'” The petition was made by Eduardo Goncalves and to date has nearly 60,000 signatures with a goal of 75,000.