PETA and the Royals Kate Middleton and Prince William

Not all traditions are quaint and worthy of preservation and according to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), topping the list of those archaic customs not worth keeping around is the royal hunt.
According to multiple reports, William purchased 250 pheasants, ducks and partridges for a shoot at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate to mark his younger brother Harry’s 27th birthday.
On a letter received by FOX, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk reached out wife Kate to put a stop to it. “May I ask you to use your influence on the Princes and ask them to reconsider this gift? You are in a unique position to be able to wield considerable influence over whether people everywhere view animals and their place in our world with kindness or blithely ignore their suffering. Please ask the Princes to open their hearts to the suffering of birds casually used as skeet and make the compassionate decision not to kill for fun. By cancelling the planned “day’s sport” in favor of a more enlightened, fitting and humane pursuit, they will win hearts and commendations and spare hundreds of birds a terrifying end, making it clear that the monarchy is in tune with the social movement against cruelty to animals.”, Newkirk wrote.
A representative for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was unavailable to comment.

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