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British Royal Family Ready to Give Up Prized Hunting Trophy Animals

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The British royal family is removing hunting trophies of exotic animals from display.

The British royal family is yanking hunting trophies from Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham residence, according to ArtNet News.

Among the royal family’s trophies are lions, tigers, leopards, elephant tusks and rare rhinos. They were hunted in the 1900s, but are now considered rare or endangered animals.

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By displaying the endangered animals, the royals are breaking EU rules, and released a statement saying they will be removing these hunting trophies from their collections. They estimate there are about 62 hunting trophies that violate the EU rules.

None of the pieces were from kills by the current royal family, but Prince Phillip is actually an avid hunter. He has supposedly killed a tiger, crocodiles, boar, rabbits and thousands of pheasants. He is currently the president emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund.

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British Royal Family Ready to Give Up Prized Hunting Trophy Animals