Dutch royal family’s hunting costs taxpayers much

This video says about itself:

Tanzania Evicts 40,000 So Dubai Royals Can Hunt

18 November 2014

40,000 Masai people will be evicted from their homeland in Tanzania, because the Dubai royal family has bought it with the intention of using it as a reserve to hunt big game. Last year, the Tanzanian government had resisted the purchase, proposing instead a “wildlife corridor” dedicated to hunting near the Serengeti national park. However, the deal will still reportedly go through, and the Masai will have to leave by the end of the year…

Read more here.

Translated from Pro Republica in the Netherlands today:

While in society there is no support for the killing of animals for pleasure, the Royal House’s hunting hobby is paid from public funds (nearly € 650,000 per year). The Dutch citizen pays involuntarily for hunting activities of the royal family.

The cost of this hobby are part of the budget of the Royal Hunting Department, which has undergone a name change and camouflages itself nowadays as the Royal Department for Wildlife Management. For years the government has refused to disclose the amount of tax money being put aside for hunting activities. On the initiative of the Party for the Animals, that changed since 2013. It cannot be true that 97 percent of the Dutch are against hunting, while members of the Royal Family are still avid hunters. So, there must be an end to the hunting parties of the royal family, and the royal hunting department, paid by taxpayer money, should be abolished.

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