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Prince William Goes Boar Hunting Before Symposium on Illegally Killing Wildlife

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Prince William, on the brink of launching wildlife campaign, takes a hunt in Spain. 

Just before he began a high profile call of action against illegal hunting across the world, Prince William and Harry went on a wild boar and deer hunt in Spain. While no legalities of the hunt the royal brothers went on came into question, critics say the timing of his trip could not have been worse.

Nicholas Witchell, BBC royal correspondent, is one of those critics: “Such a trip is a world away from shooting endangered species for profit, but some may feel that to go hunting himself just as he launches a high-profile campaign is, at the very least, ill-timed.”

Prince William is a huge advocate for caring and protecting endangered species like tigers, rhinos and elephants and is a member of the wildlife conservation Tusk Trust. His father, Prince Charles, is the president of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK.

Both men are avid conservationists for wildlife and attended the United for Wildlife symposium which kicks off a very high profile conference in London hosted by the British government and was attended by policymakers in 50 different countries involved.

The conference hopes to beef up law enforcement surrounding the issue and reduce the demand for illegal hunting trophies like rhino horns and elephant tusks.

While the Duke of Cambridge’s intentions and motivations are quite clear, perhaps the boar hunt could have waited a week or two.

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Prince William Goes Boar Hunting Before Symposium on Illegally Killing Wildlife