Harry, the buffalo killer: Picture emerges after prince’s call to protect wildlife

  • Picture was taken in 2004 when he was on South America gap year trip
  • Prince spent months working on the El Remanso polo farm in Argentina
  • Harry has pledged to do all he can to save Africa’s endangered wildlife

A smiling Prince Harry crouches over the body of one-ton water buffalo moments after he shot it dead on a hunting trip.

This photograph has emerged less than a week after the young royal pledged to do all he could to save Africa’s critically endangered wildlife.

And it also follows worldwide condemnation of another royal hunting trip just ten days ago when Prince William went boar shooting in Spain.

Crouching over the body of a water buffalo: The picture was taken in November 2004, when the then 20-year-old was on a gap year trip to South America shortly before he enrolled at Sandhurst military academy

Crouching over the body of a water buffalo: The picture was taken in November 2004, when the then 20-year-old was on a gap year trip to South America shortly before he enrolled at Sandhurst military academy

Harry, who is also known to stalk stag, is likely to face similar attention following the publication of this picture, which has not been seen before in the UK.

It was taken in November 2004, when the then 20-year-old was on a gap year trip to South America shortly before he enrolled at Sandhurst military academy.

The prince spent several months working on the El Remanso polo farm in Argentina.

During the trip, he and his then girlfriend Chelsy Davy joined an expedition to hunt big game, staying at a private lodge in the province of Entre Rios.

The ranch was owned by Count Claudio Zichy-Thyssen, one of the country’s most powerful landowners with more than 170,000 acres stocked with game.

Worries: Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Charles - flanked by his two sons - warned that the imminent extinction of some of the world's most precious species would have 'dire consequences for humanity'

Worries: Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Charles – flanked by his two sons – warned that the imminent extinction of some of the world’s most precious species would have ‘dire consequences for humanity’

A firm called CH Hunting organised the shooting party. The company offers huntsmen the chance to bag red stag, wild deer, puma, antelope, boar and birds such as doves and pigeon.

But the water buffalo, which can turn deadly if wounded, is the ‘trophy kill’ for any Argentinian hunter.

I’LL DESTROY PALACE IVORY, VOWS WILLIAM

Prince William has reportedly promised to destroy all the ivory from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Cambridge, 31, is said to want to act in the hope that it will ‘send a message’ to illegal elephant poachers and encourage other heads of state to follow suit.

The priceless collection includes around 1,200 items which contain ivory – from fans and miniatures to a throne from India presented to Queen Victoria with elephant-ivory plaques.

Jane Goodall, a veteran primatologist, said she had spoken to the prince and he declared he would ‘like to see all the ivory owned by Buckingham Palace destroyed’.

The plan has been widely praised, with Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith saying: ‘It’s difficult to imagine a stronger symbol of the horrors of ivory than Buckingham Palace publicly destroying its own. Good for Prince William for pushing this.’

But art critic Brian Sewell called the move ‘pointless’, adding: ‘I can’t see the connection between saving elephants and destroying works of art made centuries ago.’

The collection comprises more than a million paintings, antiques and artefacts held in trust on behalf of the nation.

A Kensington Palace spokesman declined to comment.

At the time, a local newspaper claimed the head of the animal  in the picture, and that of a wild boar shot by Harry, were embalmed so they could be shipped back to the UK as a gift for the prince. It is not clear whether this ever took place.

A Kensington Palace spokesman declined to comment on the photo last night.

But a senior royal aide said: ‘It would be a great shame if the publication of this picture were to detract from the efforts being made  by the three princes to curb the appalling illegal  wildlife trade.

‘Like his father and brother, Prince Harry has always been a strong supporter of the campaign to protect endangered species.’

Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Prince Charles – flanked by his two sons – warned that the imminent extinction of some of the world’s most precious species would have ‘dire consequences for humanity’.

The heir to the throne told the meeting of international leaders in London that the ‘appalling’ illegal trade in ivory, rhino horn, tiger parts and endangered animals was ‘annihilating our threatened wildlife’.

There is no suggestion that any member of the Royal Family has ever shot an animal illegally.

In 1961, on an official visit to India with the Queen, Prince Philip, a former president of the World Wildlife Fund, shot a tiger at Ranthambhore, while a guest of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

On the same trip the royal – once a keen big game-hunter who shot stag, pheasant and grouse until recently – killed a crocodile and six urials, a type of mountain sheep.

His actions prompted widespread condemnation from British and Indian politicians. But, significantly, they were not against the law at the time.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2560871/Crackshot-Harry-buffalo-killer-Picture-emerges-princes-call-protect-wildlife.html

Related:

PICTURED: Queen and Prince Philip pose with dead tiger 50 years before Cecil the lion

 

Critics of the Duke’s fondness for hunting claim he has shot at least 30,000 pheasants in Britain alone and has also killed deer, rabbit, wild duck, pigeon and partridge.

Similar images show King George V posing with collection of dead bears and tigers in 1911.

A total of 39 tigers, 18 rhinoceroses and 4 bears were slaughtered on that hunt in Nepal.

A decade later, photos show Edward VIII on another hunting trip to Nepal.

Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/595424/Queen-Prince-Philip-pose-dead-tiger-50-years-before-Cecil-lion-controversy

 

Exposed WWF & Prince Philip The World Wildlife Fund

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deU9qwEa10Q

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7 Responses to “Harry, the buffalo killer: Picture emerges after prince’s call to protect wildlife”

  1. bluefeather says:

    ‘Ten Pence in the Panda ” by http://www.larouchepub.com

  2. Lynn says:

    They can pull on our heartstrings…easy when they have a swinging brick..hypocrits all of them. Do as I say not as I do..wearing very thin now.
    As Lord Monkton recently commented, they hold us in contempt..

  3. emm jay says:

    They sicken me to the core … wonder how many of the braindead would be waving their pathetic little plastic flags if this image was inserted onto one side … can’t imagine what Diana would’ve thought of this. They are NOT human.

  4. Gordon says:

    Where I live the shoot was on Xmas and boxing day. Listening to to guns going off I concluded these bastards are never happy unless they’re killing. Man or animal, it’s all the same to them. Sport? I’d say murder!

  5. Lynn says:

    Yes it is Gordon…it is only sport when you have an equal opponent..but like we say they like soft defenceless targets. All involving BLOOD.

  6. Tom74 says:

    That’s the mentality of the ruling classes the world over. Distasteful as his behaviour is, Harry is being used as a lightning rod, when I’m sure he is not alone in shooting defenceless animals. Otherwise other members of the royal family would have stopped him.

  7. the watcher says:

    how i wish someone would do the same to that inbred german tribe, blow all the fuckers away,

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