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Spanish WWF Sacks King Juan Carlos Over Elephant Hunt

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- 2496 days ago -
The conservation group WWF in Spain has removed King Juan Carlos as its honorary president for going on an elephant hunting trip in Botswana. The WWF's Spanish chapter voted overwhelmingly to abolish the post, a statement said, adding that the safari


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Simone D (1462)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:07 pm
Good news for once!

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:31 pm
I agree Simone

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:32 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:51 am
What took them so long?

Xil L (40)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:53 am
Four months after the Spanish kings elephant hunting trip to botswana was exposed following his knee injury and hospitalisation, the spanish branch of WWF decides to remove not the king but the title "Honorary President" which he had, from their statutes...

It is left to each and everyone to question this decision rather than the stepping down of the king. The role of the Monarchy in general seems rather vague compared to the diplomatic role of WWF on the international scene. This gesture conceals the participation of monarchy and other high ranking spenders in the desecration of nature and biodiversity through their endorsement of wildlife trade, hunting and bloodsports. Anything but classy, civilised and well educated.

Nicole W (646)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 4:26 pm
good news indeed Simone, thank you!

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:49 pm

Deborah B (71)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:53 pm
Thank you, Simone! This is so horrific and shocking. Yet reading Xil L.'s comment above I can say that I agree with that well-stated assessment. And I lived in Spain under the dictatorship of Franco dring its final years and remember Juan Carlos de Borbon being invited back into the country to take on his role as monarch.

Lydia S (155)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 11:10 pm
Good !

Glenn Byrnes (197)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:28 am

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:33 am
I applaud this decision. Noted thanks Simone.

paul m (93)
Monday July 23, 2012, 1:53 am

Good ,,,,Dump Dumbo...

Susanna Westerholm (8)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:16 am
Well done!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:49 am

Dianne D (490)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:41 pm
Good. Check into a persons ethic's and history before you make them a honorary again.

Lisa O (203)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:44 pm
Thanks Simone, this is good news, I read about this in Sunday's paper.

Ruth M (235)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:06 pm

jennifer t (41)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:40 pm
Thanks Simone.Fabulous news.I would like to see this demented ugly old bastard exterminated and hung on the wall

mariangela m (154)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:21 pm
What about Philip of Edinburgh (Queen Elizabeth's husband) and Prince Charles? They are also notorious hunters and honorary members of WWF. Have they been sacked too? That's the reason why I have never believed in the good faith of WWF.

Kate Kenner (215)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:37 pm
If he kills elephant he probably doesn't care that much. The man is an idiot though if this is the kind of entertainment he enjoys and that's putting it nicely.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:44 pm
Good news. If he enjoys killing elephants, he should certainly not be the honorary president of WWF. But he's not the only one who should be excluded. Meanwhile, the elephant he's killed is still dead.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday July 23, 2012, 5:19 pm
Thanks Simone.

Vicky P (476)
Monday July 23, 2012, 6:01 pm
finally, good

janet f (29)
Monday July 23, 2012, 7:14 pm
Too bad the bastard didn't break his neck instead of his hip.

Robert O (12)
Monday July 23, 2012, 9:37 pm
Good! Thanks Simone.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 2:04 am
Noted, thanks.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 2:15 am
It took them FOUR months to get hip ?

With all the economically outraged 'indignados' in Spain, it's amazing that they haven't called for his removal, or forced him to abdicate. The English monarchy costs the country a fortune, must be the same for poor Spain.

TY, Simone.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 5:30 am
"Kings are not born they are made through pain and suffering, that is a real King"
Quote: Philip of Macedonia to his son Alexander the Great!

If this guy would have been a REAL king he would NOT have gone Elephant hunting!

Gina M (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 7:50 am
Bullfighting, abandoning or killing hunting dogs, a king that gets pleasure out of killing elephants! Spanish people, what century are you living in?

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:56 am

David C (75)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 11:22 am
good for them.

Cindy Black (61)
Friday July 27, 2012, 1:13 am
How in the world anyone could get pleasure from ending a magnificent elephant's life by pulling a trigger, sending a lethal bullet ripping through the poor thing's flesh, delivering pain and agony in the process.... how anyone like that should be the "KING" of ANYTHING is utterly beyond me.

. (0)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:57 am
Glad to read it. Now, I say continue the bad press by exploiting bull fighting in Spain. The monarchy is at a weak point, go for the jugular.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 5:32 am
Thank you.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:07 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:08 pm
Hunting should be banned all over the globe!
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