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Saudi Prince Hunts Down 2,100 Protected Birds in 21 Days


World  (tags: endangered birds, crime, corruption, Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al, world, ethics, violence, society )

Carrie
- 91 days ago - salon.com
Prince Fahd, the Instagram celebrity also known as @yolofahd, did some serious damage on a recent hunting expedition, managing during a 21-day killing spree to put a vulnerable species a few thousand deaths closer to extinction.



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Carrie B. (300)
Monday April 21, 2014, 2:42 pm
TEXT OF ARTICLE:

Prince Fahd, the Instagram celebrity also known as @yolofahd, did some serious damage on a recent hunting expedition, managing during a 21-day killing spree to put a vulnerable species a few thousand deaths closer to extinction.

The Saudi royal’s trip to Chagai, Balochistan this past January landed him 1,977 rare houbara bustards, reports Dawn, Pakistan’s English-language newspaper. Other members of Fahd’s party managed to bag 123 more. According to a report prepared by the Balochistan Forest and Wildlife Department – ”Visit of Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud regarding hunting of houbara bustard” — “the prince hunted the birds for 15 days in the reserved and protected areas, poached birds in other areas for six days and took rest for two days.”

Pakistan’s come under fire for issuing special permits to Arab rulers allowing them to hunt the birds, which are off-limits to Pakistani citizens. As the Guardian reported in February, “VIP visitors from the Gulf enjoy their traditional hunts with falcons and believe the houbara’s meat has aphrodisiac properties.” This year, officials issued 33 permits to trigger-happy dignitaries, including the emirs of Kuwait and Qatar and the president of the United Arab Emirates, allowing them to kill up to 100 birds each.

Helped along by overhunting, the hourbara’s population has fallen in recent decades; it’s considered to be at risk of extinction by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
 

Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Monday April 21, 2014, 2:44 pm


DISGUSTING!!! Thnx for posting this Carrie!

 

Freya H. (300)
Monday April 21, 2014, 3:30 pm
What a slime. More evidence that Saudi Arabians are the bottom of the human heap.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:32 pm
God i'd love 5 min with this worthless trash. Heartless bastard.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Monday April 21, 2014, 4:42 pm
What a waste of space this guy is.
 

P.S. Gravemaker (62)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:18 pm
Noted.
What's wrong with clay pigeons, psycho@yolofahd???
 

daryl bishop (239)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:19 pm
having birds in my family this is especially horrid. that is 100 a day. someone should hunt him down
 

Vicky P. (462)
Monday April 21, 2014, 5:36 pm
piece of shit
 

Laurie H. (689)
Monday April 21, 2014, 7:35 pm
Makes Me SICK!!!!! He's no Prince in my opinion----sorry excuse for a human!!!~~ Thanks for posting Carrie~~~
 

Debbie S. (33)
Monday April 21, 2014, 8:56 pm
This is disgusting, what a jerk, killing for the sake of killing.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Monday April 21, 2014, 9:06 pm
Truly a "Prince of Fools"!
 

Edith B. (142)
Monday April 21, 2014, 9:31 pm
That prince should hang his head in shame, but is probably proud. The Pakistan government needs an all around over haul, just as ours does.
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Monday April 21, 2014, 11:08 pm
How awful to read such a story as Earth Day approaches. This all reminds me that so many have no care for animals and no care for our earth. Really very upsetting
 

caroline s. (78)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 12:16 am
Pauvre abruti }:-((
 

John Gregoire (257)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 4:47 am
Horrible and why do we put up with these people who insist on living in the past????
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 6:27 am
They are not human. Sick, disgusting,
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 10:15 am
I believe the one who is to be blamed here is the government of Pakistan which gives permissions, It must stop this immediately and for ever.
 

Mandi T. (421)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 12:14 pm
What a jerk, coward! This must stop~!~
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 4:33 pm
I canna speak, apt to sin woefully :)
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 4:41 pm
Carrie, sorry I can't give you more stars, even though you deserve them...
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 8:53 pm
That just turned my stomach. Something is seriously wrong with this guy. Thanks Carrie.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday April 22, 2014, 10:49 pm
“The prince hunted the birds for 15 days in the reserved and protected areas, poached birds in other areas for six days and took rest for two days.”This Prince has a serious problem!
You got it right Carrie he is the Prince of Fools.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Friday April 25, 2014, 5:59 am
Pakistan’s come under fire for issuing special permits to Arab rulers allowing them to hunt the birds, which are off-limits to Pakistani citizens.

As they should. Someone should loose their job for starters. Money does not give one a heart, too much money makes people think they are above the law and don't have to respect any other life except their own. Those who gave this special permitting only enforce this concept they hold, that money buys everything. As everything begins to disappear in life and beauty they'll realize that money is just pieces of paper or metal coins and offers nothing to replace the beauty that is here or the life that goes into extinction.
 

Maggy G. (39)
Wednesday May 7, 2014, 8:34 am
Schandalig. De rijken deken dat ze alles mogen.
 
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