We won! NBC cancels NRA-sponsored hunting show “Under Wild Skies”
Just before our petition crossed the 100,000-person mark NBC released a statement announcing that they will no longer be airing the NRA-sponsored program “Under Wild Skies”. This is a huge blow to the NRA's subtle advertising on national television and a remarkable win for the continued protection of elephants!
NBC statement: Under Wild Skies will no longer air on NBC Sports Network due to the program's close association with its host, whose recent comments comparing his critics to Hitler are outrageous and unacceptable. NBCSN will continue to air all of our other quality outdoor programming.
People spoke up when the television show filmed host, and top NRA lobbyist, Tony Makris walk up to a threatened Bull Elephant and shoot it in the face two times. Our campaign started with 10 signatures, grew to 1000, and now have over 100,000. It really shows what we can do when we work together. Lets keep it up!
I’ll send out another update this week on how we can keep up momentum working together on these issues, but for now make sure to celebrate this victory!