Brian Wilson boycotts Beach Boys over hunting convention

  • Brian Wilson boycotts Beach Boys over hunting convention

Brian Wilson boycotts Beach Boys over hunting convention

The change.org letter states those who sign the petition pledge to stop buying or downloading the band's music, going to their concerts and purchasing merchandise until they withdraw from the convention "and publicly state their opposition to this sick "sport" of killing animals for 'fun'".

On Monday, Brian Wilson, a founding member of the legendary band, took to Twitter to urge Beach Boys fans to ask bandmate Mike Love not to perform at the Safari Club International annual convention in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday.

Wilson said he and his fellow Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine have nothing to do with the group's performance at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada.

Wilson and Jardine are on their own separate long-running tour, under Wilson's name as a solo artist, also spotlighting the Beach Boys' material; they're now on the Cayamo music cruise and could not be reached for comment.

The event will feature keynote speaker Donald Trump Jr. and will host trophy hunters from all over the world in a setting where they can book future hunts and purchase guns and other hunting equipment.

'This organization supports trophy hunting, which both [founder Al Jardine] and I are emphatically opposed to.

"There is nothing we can do personally to stop the program, so join us to sign the petition", Brian tweeted, sharing a link to the Change.org campaign to remove the program.

The petition, created by Eduardo Goncalves, has almost 60,000 signatures as of press time, with a goal of 75,000.

Safari Club International has spent an astonishing $140 million since 2000 lobbying against laws to stop trophy hunting - or what it calls "protecting the freedom to hunt"...

The four-day Reno hunting convention is marketed as a "hunter's heaven" which will culminate on Saturday with the Trump Jr auction and address.

Trump Jr has made no secret of his love for trophy hunting, and has appeared in pictures along with brother Eric while clutching big game such as buffalo.

Since then, the two have hosted dueling touring bands that play Beach Boys music in a custody battle of former band members.