Good news! American billionaire Stan Kroenke has pulled all trophy hunting footage from his outdoor TV channel after the severe public backlash. It seems like all of the calls, tweets, and emails from passionate animal lovers worked!
Kroenke asked My Outdoor TV to “remove all content related to those animals in light of public interest,” according to the Mirror. With over 70,000 petition signatures on the Care2 petition alone, it seems like people’s voice was heard loud and clear: we don’t want to see violent and bloody footage of animals being murdered.
In addition to being one of the largest landowners and real estate developers in the country, owning 70 percent of the Arensel Football Team, Kroenke recently launched his own television channel called My Outdoor TV, which horrifically chronicled trophy hunts and the gruesome murders of innocent endangered species, such as lions and elephants in Africa. While it’s certainly a step in the right direction that Kroenke removed all trophy hunting footage from his TV channel, perhaps he should take a cue from fellow American billionaires, the Warren Buffett and the Buffett family, who donated $23.7 million to combat rhino poaching.
Endangered species‘ populations are dwindling at alarming rates, and the world cannot survive without the biodiversity of Africa’s wildlife. There are fewer than 20,000 lions left in the wild in the whole of Africa, so the last thing the planet needs is for rich and powerful people to promote and applaud the hunting of endangered species.
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