That doesn’t mean the King is under threat from Hulk Hogan or The Undertaker… no, it’s the other WWF, the World Wildlife Fund and they are not happy about their “Honorary President” hunting elephants in Botswana.
Following the appearance of photographs in April depicting Spain’s King Juan Carlos standing beside a murdered elephant members of the Spanish branch of the Word Wildlife Fund (WWF) are to hold a meeting to discuss the monarchs position as it’s Honorary President.
The King has heard calls for his resignation since his hunting trip to Botswana made the headlines due to an accident in which he injured his hip. The accident occurred while the King was on a trip hunting a ‘vulnerable’ species of elephant and the news, along with a photo from a previous trip, quickly spread across the internet causing great embarrassment for the 74 year old monarch.
A petition was started online calling for his resignation from the post which he has held since 1968. The petition quickly amassed 70,000 signatures.
The WWF contacted the Royal household directly, shortly after the incident came to light, saying that the King’s actions had “provoked enormous contempt among members and in public opinion in general against the hunting of elephants, even when it is carried out in a legal and regulated way.”
The King’s fate will be decided at a meeting on July 21st.