UK's princes Charles and William in illegal wildlife trade plea
LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Prince Charles, the heir to the
British throne, and his son Prince William have made a video
illegal wildlife trade.
The British government is due to host an international
conference on the trade, estimated to be worth more than 6
billion pounds ($9.8 billion) a year, on Feb. 13 in London.
In the 9-minute video, filmed in November at Charles's
London home Clarence House and broadcast on Sunday, the eldest
son of Queen Elizabeth describes the trade as having reached
"unprecedented levels of killing and related violence".
"It now poses a grave threat not only to the survival of
some of the world's most treasured species, but also to economic
and political stability in many areas around the world," he
Britain's Sun newspaper reported William and his brother
Harry had spent the weekend hunting deer and wild boar on a
private estate in Spain, a trip that some criticised as
ill-timed ahead of the launch of William and Charles's campaign.