Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gun porn? Really?

Country Life magazines including Shooting Times and The Field are facing calls to be relegated to the top shelf, a spot traditionally reserved for porn magazines, by Britain’s largest animal rights charity.
In their ‘Gunning for Children: How the gun lobby recruits young blood’ report, Animal Aid claim that titles depicting country sports amount to ‘shooting porn’ which could have a ‘corrosive’ effect on children who glimpsed it.
Such titles, the group claims, have depicted young children standing over dead game in a manner which ‘glorifies’ hunting.
Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler said: “Children who kill animals for sport in urban areas are considered dysfunctional and a social menace. Yet Britain has a gun lobby, composed of well-connected groups, that devotes considerable resources towards encouraging children to take up guns at a young age.
"Their actions are damaging not just to wildlife but also to the emotional development of young people."
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Cool. Now I can buy all my magazines without having to move around the magazine rack.