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Originally posted by ototheb85
Is this even legal? He should be apologising for hunting elephants as much as saying sorry for hunting while Spain is in economic crisis
But seriously isn’t hunting elephants technically poaching?
BBC news story
so i guess the elephant may have had a 50/50 chance if his kid had been their either way bad week for the kings family
The 13-year-old grandson of Spain's King Juan Carlos is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the foot. Felipe Juan Froilan was doing target practice outside a family home north of Madrid when he misfired, injuring his right foot, Spanish media report. A royal spokesman said he had suffered "a minor accident". The boy was treated at a nearby hospital before being transferred to a clinic in the capital, the palace said.
That's kind of my position on it. I am not completely against hunting but I have a hard time accepting doing this to elephants. We know how intelligent they are and how bonded they are to each other. I have read that conservation of their habitat sometimes require culling them, but the same can be said of us. I guess it doesn't matter what I think anyway. It's not like I have any influence in the matter.
Originally posted by gemdog
I hate that people can even argue about this. they are elephants, not deer, etc.. its not an animal population control necessity. or a "hunting to eat and survive" act. Its "hey, wouldn't it be exciting to hunt down and kill a living creature for fun?"
I understand that "money makes the world go 'round," that doesn't mean its ok.
Elephants are intelligent, sentient, emotional creatures.
It just sucks.