Another US Citizen Hunts Markhor And Pakistanis Are Extremely Unhappy

Another US Citizen Hunts Markhor And Pakistanis Are Extremely Unhappy
US Citizen Bryan Kinsel Harlan hunted the highest-priced markhor during the ongoing hunting season in Sassi village, Gilgit.

He is the third American to do so during the current season.

The Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife department said that Bryan had successfully hunted the markhor from Sassi-Harmosh community conservation centre after he paid a record US$110,000 as a permit fee.

In January, two US citizens Dianda Christopher Anthony and John Amistoso had hunted an Astore markhor each after paying US$105,000 and US$100,000 respectively.

Although the hunters are ‘proud’ of their accomplishments, Pakistanis are not happy and believe the government should do more to preserve the country’s national animal and wildlife.

‘Hunting of markhor should be banned’

‘Seems like money does buy happiness, if killing rare creatures makes you happy!’

People are requesting Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against markhor hunting

‘Why did Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife department issue permit to a third US citizen to kill Astore markhor against $110,000?’

‘Shame that our national animal is presented for hunting for MONEY’

‘Do you think money can be earned by shooting with camera rather than shooting with gun?’: German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler is not pleased too

50 wildlife animals have been hunted so far during the 2018-19 trophy hunting season in Gilgit Baltistan.

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