WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) – Spain has removed King Juan Carlos of Spain from his position as honorary president due to the controversy created over his hunting of elephants in Botswana this past April. The hunt was not illegal but was viewed negatively by the members of WWF. King Juan Carlos had held that position since the founding of the Spanish WWF in 1968.
This story seems remarkably similar to an earlier story I posted in February 27, 2012 California Fish And Wildlife Official Goes Hunting For Mountain Lion
The San Jose Mercury News reported that the California Fish and Game Commission, Daniel W. Richards, shot a lion in Northern Idaho. Although hunting mountain lions is legal in Idaho, it is not legal in California. State Fish and Game has been getting many calls asking that Richards be removed. The Humane Society has called for his resignation. An assemblyman is considering a resolution to remove Richards. Richards has been a supporter of expanded hunting in California. The Mercury News also reported that ”In 2012 , His former business partner was indicted, along with three other men on charges of bribery, conflict of interest, tax fraud, tax evasion, perjury and forgery.”
- Elephant hunt costs king WWF role (bbc.co.uk)