Juan Carlos: King of Spain, Pres WWF Spain, & Elephant Hunter

27 May

WWF

The Spanish people were angered when King Juan Carlos went on an expensive elephant hunt during their current economic crisis.  In this case however, it’s not just because it is a frivolous use of money that has people upset, but King Juan Carlos is also the president of the Spanish branch of the World Wildlife Fund.

Florida Governor Scott embarrassed the King when he asked him about the hunt, causing an “international stir.”  Governor Scott said, “I’ve ridden elephants, I’ve never tried to shoot one,” as he walked in to shake King Juan Carlos’ hand.

Tampa Bay Times

“All the news outlets highlight the absolute lack of tact of the Florida governor, which can only be attributed to poor preparation for the meeting,” TV personality Sandra Sabatés says on the satirical news show El Intermedio (Halftime). “Gov. Scott continues, obstinate in his error. He adds insult to injury and asks the king increasingly uncomfortable questions about the details of the hunt.”

Read the rest here

Save the animals…so royalty can shoot them?

 

Edited May 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM to embed video.

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