What happened to the shades of gray?
Progress for some might not be so for others. Organic progress and mandated are too different things. Why stop with Nikon? Why not tour operators, air companies, God, etc?
Let me tell you something about shades of grey.
My father was one of the first Chiropractors in South Africa.
He was from a modest background and while his living was from treating white patients and he was not allowed to treat
both white and black patients. He continued to treat all patients, except those that would leave him due to him treating Blacks too.
This got him into trouble more than once eventually leaving South Africa. I like to think that it was people like my old man that contributed to change in South Africa.
I remember about one case where a Doctor left his practice to be substituted by another Doctor who took inspiration from my old man and he too treated all
patients. He had a rough time, but was eventually accepted.
Times change because people take a stance.
No one is saying to single out Nikon. The tour operators are the real problem, but I don't buy cameras from them, so they would not care what I or many other customers think.
Also large corporations have to justify their moves with the share holders. IfF Nikon decided to no longer back Trophy Hunting they could justify this with their share holders
by referencing the public opinion of their clients.
This also does not mean that Nikon has to get out of the scope market. They are not only used to shoot big game.
Both my father and elder brother were marksmen, my father having been in the Marines, but they both chose to shoot at targets with guns and
animals with cameras.