Prince William backs trophy hunting according to Botswana’s president

It’s disappointing. Prince William aka the Duke of Cambridge supports the return of elephant hunting in Botswana. He believes that it will help with conservation. Trophy hunting does not contribute to wild species conservation. It is a mistake to think that it does and I am surprised and disappointed that William backs it or at least does not denounce it.

For months he has been supporting conservation in Africa and now this. In his speech opening a conference on illegal wildlife trade William said that he feared that elephants, rhinos, lions and tigers would be extinct by the time his children reached 20.

Prince William and President Masisi
Prince William and President Masisi
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President Masisi of Botswana lifted the ban on trophy hunting last night. Campaigners are probably aghast at his decision. It cannot be justified. His decision is another nail in the coffin of iconic wild species in Africa.

Trophy hunting justified

The president justified trophy hunting by saying elephants damaged crops and attacked people. He is trying to protect the livelihood of farmers and there is the problem. With a burgeoning increase in human population size in the African continent there is no place for troublesome wildlife.

The Times reports that the duke had ‘indicated that he accepted there could be a conservation case for hunting’. This is not exactly backing hunting but William has left the door open and in doing so he has endorsed the president’s desire to restart trophy hunting.

Duke personally against trophy hunting

A spokesperson for the duke said that he does not personally support trophy hunting but that he is unwilling to criticise trophy hunters who say that it does help with conservation. I’d say that he is lacking the steel to denounce trophy hunting in clear, unambiguous terms. That’s what campaigners want to hear and that is what is required. If you present an ambiguous front to something like sport hunting the unscrupulous hunters march through the hole you have created.

Human population growth

An answer would be to manage human population growth but that is social engineering and taboo. So there will come a time when the only way you’ll see elephants and lions in Africa is in small reserves where the animals are bred – probably inbred – for the amusement of tourists. Africa has the sharpest human population increase of all areas on the planet.

Elisa Notice



8 thoughts on “Prince William backs trophy hunting according to Botswana’s president”

  1. Wow! This truly surprises and saddens me. I had thought that Prince William and Prince Harry were “cut from a different cloth.” 😱😒😑

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    • Me too but I have learned that William is weak. He lack steel down the spine and he is upper class and privileged which means he learned to hunt etc.. I think he hates trophy hunting really but he doesn’t have the balls to say plainly and simply.

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  2. It doesn’t surprise me, his grandfather is a patron (or was) of a huge global charity that promotes hunting for conservation under the guise of helping wildlife. His whole immediate family of parasites hunts. His grandad is shown on royal tours with the queen, shooting tigers in the 1950s (possibly findable in the Pathe News archives)

    Footage exists of William and his brother fox hunting with dogs (illegal), grouse shooting, deer stalking (the deer get shot) A significant number of royal estates host hunting too, for profit. At least one tabloid published pictures of both brothers fox hunting and shooting. One set of pics purported to show Harry beating a black gun dog with a wooden hiking pole.

    A better idea for conservation would be to allow the royal family of cat hating hunters to be hunted for trophies themselves.

    There will be no changing them. The younger royals are as anti-other species as the old school. The younger royals are very switched on to modern media, a relaxation of ettiquette, allows them to exploit any cause they fancy.

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      • 😸 Oooh the tales to be told of what becomes of some of the royal racehorses that don’t win races!

        The queen loves horse racing, the Saudi royal family has pumped billions into the UK racing industry. The queen is a big fan of Saud. The House of Saud is not known for kindness to the Saudi people or any other species.

        Are there any ‘royal’ families founded on anything other than fear, violence and explicit abuse or exploitation of any living being?

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