Brian Wilson & Al Jardine Support Petition to Boycott Beach Boys Show at 'Trophy Hunting' Convention

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Brian Wilson performs onstage during Day 2 of the BeachLife Festival at Redondo Beach on May 3, 2019 in Redondo Beach, Calif.

The Beach Boys are scheduled to perform at the Safari Club International Convention on Wednesday (Feb. 5) in Reno, Nevada, but a new petition is urging the band to pull out of the concert.  

According to the petition, which at the time of publication has more than 64,000 signatures, criticizes the convention for glorifying the killing of bears, lions, bald eagles, chimpanzees, parrots and turtles as “trophies” for hunters.

In a note addressing the band's manager Elliott Lott, the petitioners "pledge to stop buying or downloading all Beach Boys music, going to Beach Boys concerts, and purchasing any Beach Boys merchandise until the Beach Boys withdraw from the SCI Convention and publicly state their opposition to this sick ‘sport’ of killing animals for ‘fun’."

The Beach Boys currently tour with two longtime members, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. Brian Wilson and Al Jardine have since endorsed the petition.

"This organization supports trophy hunting, which Both Al and I are emphatically opposed to," Wilson tweeted on Monday (Feb. 3). "There’s nothing we can do personally to stop the show, so please join us in signing the petition."

See Wilson's note below, and sign the petition here.