Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Royal Cruel Family at it Again: Prince Philip Leads Group that Shots Fox, Leaves to Writher in Agony, then Clubs in Head and Stomps on it

Yep, here we go again. The royal cruel family showing how they’re superior to all of life. As I said in the story about Prince William the Shallow and Cruel - http://geari.blogspot.com/2006/12/
prince-william-shallow-and-cruel.html
it’s amazing that these guys can’t just admit that they’re beyond the luckiest in the world, and lead blessed lives. Why they can’t just see that and leave the rest of life alone is confusing. Here is a quote that sums up the event:

“[they[ shot the animal twice, leaving it writhing in agony for a few minutes, before clubbing it over the head and stomping on it to "finish it off."

Article:

Prince Philip Involved In Animal Cruelty Incident; Animal Rights Groups Investigate

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/
articles/7006213035

January 22, 2007 10:03 a.m. EST

Maira Oliveira - All Headline News Reporter

London, England (BANG) - Britain's Prince Philip is embroiled in an animal cruelty scandal after an injured fox was left to die in agony during a hunt lead by the royal.

Animal rights groups have called on the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to investigating the incident which occurred at Sandringham estate, Queen Elizabeth's Norfolk retreat, on Saturday.

Witnesses claim members of the eight-men pheasant hunting party shot the animal twice, leaving it writhing in agony for a few minutes, before clubbing it over the head and stomping on it to "finish it off."

An onlooker, who saw the incident told Britain's The Sun newspaper, "A cry of, 'Fox! Fox!' went up and almost instantly three or four shots rang out. The fox was twitching on the ground, indicating it was still alive. A minute later a beater walked over and clubbed it with his stick. After all the birds had come over and the shooting stopped, he went back and stamped on its midriff."

Campaigners are now hoping to investigate the "unnecessary suffering" caused to the fox.

An RSPCA spokesman said, "Our prosecutions department will be studying the photographs for any evidence of cruelty."

The RSPCA - whose patron is the queen - could bring charges under the 1996 Wild Mammals Protection Act, since it is against the law to cause unnecessary suffering to any animals.

It is not clear whether Philip had seen the incident. Buckingham Palace has so far refused to comment, insisting it was a "private shoot."

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