Like every year, members of the British Royal Family spend summer holidays in Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have invited their loved ones to Balmoral Castle, a residence in the Aberdeenshire region. Every summer, the Queen of England has the pleasure of spending several days there, with her children and grandchildren, like last year in August 2019. This year, although Prince Harry and Maghan Markle do were unable to come with Archie, Prince William and Kate Middleton are there with their children, as are Prince Edward, Sophie of Wessex and Princess Anne.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 30, several members of the Queen of England’s family took part in a grouse hunt. It must be said that hunting a real tradition within the British monarchy. Accompanied by his father Prince William, Prince George also went hunting – or at least watched his daddy do – despite his seven young years. This is not the first time that the prince has attended a hunt, since his first part was in 2018, when he was 5 years old. Only this new release did not go unnoticed.
No, hunting is not a sport
According to information from the Daily Mail, PETA has come out strongly against the practice of the royal family. The animal rights association sharply criticized Prince William and Kate Middleton, because according to it, a child who witnesses such a scene can cause “damage to his psyche”, and could also “desensitize George to the suffering of others animals”. In addition, Mimi Bekhechi, director of international programs at PETA, added that very few people now see hunting as a “sport”. “In order to help [Prince George] become a responsible and compassionate leader, his parents must instill in him respect for all living things,” she concluded. That has the merit of being clear.
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