Was King of Spain, Elephant Killer, Forced to Abdicate in Favor of Son by Bilderberg Club?
It is not often that a king gets fired from his post by a conservation group. Yet that’s what happened in 2012 to Juan Carlos, (former) King of Spain (see WWF ousts Spanish king as honorary president over Botswana hunting trip, July 2012).
Why? Because he killed wild animals just for fun, including the elephant pictured above.
After our recent Tour of Spain, Elizabeth and I were naturally interested in news stories about that country. One of them was the June 19 abdication of Juan Carlos (76), King of Spain, in favor of his son Felipe (46).
What we did not know at the time was that the now former king was also the former honorary president of World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).
The first “former” (king) title was mostly a voluntary abdication. The second was forced. By his own criminal actions. In April 2012, the king paid Jeff Rann, a Botswana hunter, for the right to kill an elephant and other wild animals just “for sport.” The King has since apologized for his African hunting trip.
And that’s all? All a murderer has to do is apologize, and then he/she can go on living their life happily ever after?
But God did not buy the King’s apology. The only reason the King’s “private” trip became public was because of an “act of God.” Juan Carlos fell and broke his hip while in Africa. So he had to be airlifted back to Madrid for an emergency surgery. That’s when and how the story broke.
Another Irony: Spanish Media Focus on Cost, Not Killing of Animals
Another irony is that the media stories that followed the King’s African killing spree focused on the COST of the trip in light of high unemployment in Spain, NOT on criminality of killing the wild animals just for fun.
While ordinary Spaniards cope with harsh austerity, recession and soaring unemployment, the country’s royal family has been enjoying expensive hunting trips, one of which resulted in King Juan Carlos ending up in hospital.
The 74-year-old monarch’s fall in a park in Botswana provided an excuse for Spanish newspapers, who normally treat their royal family with kid gloves, to plaster their pages with photos of the king standing proudly in front of a dead elephant.
Shoots with Rann Safaris cost upwards of $8,700 (£5,500) a week, with an elephant costing a further $15,000 to kill. A day out with professional hunter Jeff Rann, pictured with the king, costs a further $2,000.
Meanwhile, WWF is an organization whose website home page features loving pictures of elephants and other animals, such as this one.
Talk about duplicity, right? Animal conservationist killing animals for fun.
Did Bilderberg Club Force Juan Carlos’ Abdication?
Furthermore, Juan Carlos is reportedly a member of the secretive Bilderberg Club, one of the three most exclusive organizations that comprise the “New World Order” would-be elite (the other two are the US-based Council for Foreign Relations and Trilateral Commission).
In fact, the Spanish journalist Cristina Martin Jimenez claims that it
was the Bilderberg Club that forced Juan Carlos’ abdication, acting through his wife, Queen Sofia.
The writer and Spanish journalist Cristina Martín Jiménez, author of “The Club Bilderberg” published the 4th edition of his work, “Lost”, which states that the abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain was planned and executed at the last meeting held the select club in Copenhagen between 28th May and 1st June.
Elephants Now Endangered Species
Meanwhile, the killing of elephants around the world is escalating. Most are killed for profit – their ivory tusks. Such as this 50-year old elephant in Ayutthaya animal preserve in Thailand, a place this writer has visited and spent time with the elephants.
Poachers Kill Elephant For Tusks In Thai Sanctuary (GRAPHIC PHOTO)
Killing any elephant for profit is a despicable criminal act. Just like murdering a human for his/her treasures. But this particular story broke my heart even more than others. Because I was there. It was in Ayutthaya that I had my lifelong dream come true – to be with and ride on elephants (see this 2006 story which I uploaded again three days ago).
Conservationist Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick revealed an elephant is being killed every 15 minutes in Africa to supply an insatiable and unsustainable demand for ivory. “A world without elephants is hard to comprehend, but it is a real possibility. Against a submachine gun or poacher armed with a spear, they stand little chance.” About 36,000 elephants in Africa were slaughtered last year despite a ban on ivory.
Check out this story about these amazing animals which we (Stewards of the Earth) also published in Aug 2013:
If we are to Save the Elephant, this story about how Greed and Ignorance combine to lead to elephant genocide needs to become viral. Please share it.