Easons is being urged to stop displaying hunting magazines on the bottom shelves of its stores and to ensure that they are not sold to under 18s.
“We believe that it is highly inappropriate for publications which contain very graphic and violent images to be positioned in a way that makes them so accessible to youngsters,” ICABS stated in an email to Easons. “Often these publications present images of dogs or wildlife on the covers, which could entice unsuspecting children to open and look through them. The horrific images inside – including bloodied carcasses of foxes, deer and birds hunted to their deaths – could prove very upsetting and traumatic.”
These offensive publications glorifying violence and killing should not be accessible to minors. Easons should move them to the top shelf or behind the counter and certainly never sell them to under 18s.
Please contact Easons and urge the company to act.