On behalf of a spokesperson for Exhibition Centre Liverpool:
As one of the leading venues in the country, we have contact with a huge number of exhibition organisers who are keen to potentially bring a variety of events to Liverpool.
As an ethical and responsible company, we consistently review the content of all events while continuing our commitment to generate business and economic impact for the city.
With this in mind, and following an intervention from the elected Mayor, Joe Anderson, the Board has carefully considered concerns raised regarding the Great British Shooting Show and have taken the decision not to proceed with the event.
Although it was never the case that the abhorrent practice of ‘trophy hunting’ would be promoted, we have taken on board feedback about the theme of the event, and terminated our negotiations with the Great British Shooting Show.