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The hypocrisy of the British Royals’ call for depopulation in the name of conservation

In a recent post citing NaturalNews’ article on Prince William’s call for urgent depopulation of Africa, William had expressed that:

“the population growth in Africa is putting a tremendous amount of pressure on the natural world and driving many species of animals to extinction.”

Not widely known however, is the fact that the Royal family are avid hunters of animals, including both Africa’s and their own, to an extraordinarily extent.

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This article is from the mirror.uk

Prince Philip proudly poses with tiger he slaughtered 50 years before Cecil the Lion outrage

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Prince Phillip and the Queen following a tiger hunt in 1961 Photo: Mirror

The Duke of Edinburgh also killed a crocodile and six mountain sheep on the three-day hunt in 1961 despite protests from British and Indian politicians

At the start of the 20th century India was home to 100,000 tigers, but numbers crashed in the years following independence in 1947.

Over the past 30 years Prince Philip has killed many kinds of animals.

Figures compiled from press reports by the anti-bloodsports lobby suggest that in Britain alone he has shot at least 30,000 pheasants.

He has also killed deer, rabbit, hare, wild duck, snipe, woodcock, teal, pigeon and partridge in the UK. Prince Philip used to shoot wild boar in Germany.

Dressed in a safari suit, the Duke of Edinburgh stands next to the 8ft tiger he shot on a three-day hunt.

The Queen looks rather less pleased with herself as she poses with the Maharajah of Jaipur, family and friends in Ranthambhore, India in 1961.

Prince Philip had gone ahead with the hunt, despite protests from British and Indian politicians.

The Duke also shot a crocodile and six mountain sheep on that trip.

At the start of the 20th century India was home to 100,000 tigers, but numbers crashed in the years following independence in 1947.

Over the past 30 years Prince Philip has killed many kinds of animals.

Figures compiled from press reports by the anti-bloodsports lobby suggest that in Britain alone he has shot at least 30,000 pheasants.

He has also killed deer, rabbit, hare, wild duck, snipe, woodcock, teal, pigeon and partridge in the UK. He and Prince Charles are said to have killed 50 in one day.

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