Andy Murray Disqualifies Cruel Hunting From His Hotel

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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



  • Laura Mansfield commented on June 24, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Sick. In tears

  • Marilyn O'Loughlin commented on June 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

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

  • Robert Dalziel commented on June 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Good on you Andy Murray!

  • Veronica May commented on June 25, 2014 at 3:55 am

    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

    • nicola commented on June 27, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      totalli agree with u veronica!! nice to see the famous folk caring!!xx

  • Esmè Evans commented on June 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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

  • Wendy Lycett commented on June 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

    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!!

  • imogene martyn commented on June 26, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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

  • Emily March commented on June 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm

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

  • Dana Miller commented on July 7, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    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

  • Yvonne G Witter commented on July 8, 2014 at 6:36 am

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

  • Sue Spink commented on July 8, 2014 at 6:41 pm

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

  • Sue Griffiths commented on July 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    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.

  • Marilyn Brown commented on July 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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

  • William commented on July 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Good work and on the dog!

    • William commented on July 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Yeah really good work on the dog and the hunting!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  • William commented on July 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm


  • Eleanor Burgess commented on July 18, 2014 at 8:03 am

    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.

  • Podge commented on July 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    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.

  • Val Badger commented on July 22, 2014 at 9:25 am

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

  • Linda Cracknell commented on July 30, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    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.

  • Jim Corriere commented on July 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    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.

  • Pia Hachem commented on July 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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

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