resign as Honorary President WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
  • Petitioned Spain’s King Juan Carlos

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resign as Honorary President WWF (World Wildlife Fund)

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King Juan Carlos of Spain is the Honorary President of the Spanish branch of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund). The WWF is an international environmental organization advocating, amongst others, the protection of the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) because the conservation status of this animal is considered vulnerable!

Recently Spain’s King Juan Carlos went for a private hunting trip to Botswana where he killed an African elephant, a species which conservation status is deemed “vulnerable”!

"He had a hunting permit for hunting elephant," said Jeff Ramsay (Botswana government spokesman). King Juan Carlos is well known to be an enthusiastic hunter, which is his favorite pursuit!

Across Africa last year, some 12,000 elephants are shot illegally, mostly by poachers. Spain's King Juan Carlos paid 30.000$ for his hunting liscense, to get a trophy of a killed elephant and therefor got the permit to kill an African Elephant!

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is also a great fan and supporter of bullfights, in which bulls get tortured for hours and finally stabbed to death! The king reportedly killed a Russian bear which had been made drunk with "vodka and honey"!

A Honorary President of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) can NOT be a passionate hunter, someone who kills animals for fun. That is a catastrophe, an insult to all animal rights activists and absolutely revolting!

We the undersigned petition you, Spain’s King Juan Carlos, to resign as a Honorary President WWF (World Wildlife Fund). Show some final respect to the animals and give up your Spanish WWF presidency.

We call everybody NOT to donate any money to WWF, until the animal killer Spain's King Juan Carlos finally resigns or the WWF makes an clear statement to this scandal!

update: the real proof of hypocrisy: "Spanish king apologizes for Botswana hunting trip". King Juan Carlos is a trophy hunter since more then 20 years! Now he should apologize for shooting Mitrofan, the tame Russian bear.
He should also apologize for shooting something like nine bears in a row in Romania, including a pregnant she-bear. And while he's at it, he should apologize for his support of bullfighting.

How can the WWF accept him as a Honorary President?? The WWF knew about his passion for hunting and still does not find it necessary to exclude Juan Carlos from their organization! Is it only about collecting LOTS and LOTS of donations??!  Please rethink your WWF membership if WWF does NOT react on this scandal!

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    2. WWF Spain Contact Info

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      Send your personal complain to:
      Oficina Central de WWF
      Gran Vía de San Francisco, 8
      28005 Madrid
      Tel. 34 91 354 05 78
      Fax. 34 91 365 63 36

      Oficina de WWF en Canarias
      c/ Luis Morote nº 7, 3ª
      35500 Arrecife de Lanzarote
      Tf. 928 51 45 32/41
      Fax. 928 51 35 90

      Oficina de WWF en Doñana
      Parque de los Centenales
      Carretera de Hinojos-Almonte, km. 1 s/n
      21740-Hinojos (Huelva)
      Tel. 959 459 007

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Audrey Campbell AYR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I call for Juan Carlos to resign from his Hon Presidency immediately. This man is a disgrace to humanity. The WWF has seriously compromised itself for future fundraising and questions must be asked as to why he was ever approached for this post. Not another penny will they get from me or mine, till this person steps down.

    • Janell Copello SNELLVILLE, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a barbaric, cruel and uncivilized action. The king of Spain should be leading by example (good ones, mind you) and not with atrocious actions such as hunting for fun.

    • Anette Thomsen SOEBORG, DENMARK
      • over 2 years ago

      Because you cannot be an honorary president of WWF and hunt animals. It is completely ridiculous! He should be ashamed.

      • over 2 years ago

      How can the WWF let a man like this be an Honorary President? Surely he has done nothing but add to the crimes WWF is trying to stop?

      • over 2 years ago

      What a travesty! The Honorary President of the WWF is a trophy hunter who kills wildlife and supports bullfighting?!? It just doesn't add up, right? If he doesn't resign voluntarily, WWF should just strip him of the honour and denounce him!


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