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’
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafar099) February 5, 2019
‘Seems like money does buy happiness, if killing rare creatures makes you happy!’
A third American citizen on Monday hunted the highest-priced markhor during the current hunting season in Sassi village of Gilgit. Seems like money does buy happiness, if killing rare creatures makes you happy! 😤Anne https://t.co/SWIg5yHSLv
— Xpose Trophy Hunting (@XposeTrophyHunt) February 5, 2019
People are requesting Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against markhor hunting
Imran khan i like u . u r only hope for pak but today i saw something which make me hope less again in your govt US citizen hunts a beautiful markhor. it is our national animal please don't sold these beautiful animal and u r in power now so stop hunting markhro. 💘 u 💘 pakistan
— Mustafa Khan (@AngryBi89173332) February 5, 2019
‘Why did Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife department issue permit to a third US citizen to kill Astore markhor against $110,000?’
Why Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife depaetment issued permit to a third #US citizen to kill a Astore Markhor against $110,000?
Can wildlife department of #China allow a hunter to kill a Panda bear in exchange of money?
Should stop hunting games in #GilgitBaltistan. pic.twitter.com/FeZvhcVu7k
— Uثman Maliڪ (@OottoOman) February 5, 2019
‘Shame that our national animal is presented for hunting for MONEY’
Shame that our national animal is presented for hunting for MONEY. But but #PTI govt. is commited to protecting #wildlife #Pakistan @WWF @WWFPak @fawadchaudhry @ImrankhanPTI @ArifAlvi @PTIofficial @Pid_gov @KoblerinPak
— Mubeen Khan (@SirMK10) February 5, 2019
‘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
Have found these photos in the papers. Heard that 80% of money will be distributed among local community. Good! But what if in the long run rare species become extinct?
Do you think money can be earned by shooting with camera rather than shooting with gun?@WWFPak pic.twitter.com/JZJC1AjPj0
— Bernhard Schlagheck (@GermanyinPAK) January 28, 2019
50 wildlife animals have been hunted so far during the 2018-19 trophy hunting season in Gilgit Baltistan.
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