Prince George went for his first grouse shoot and people are furious
While some were upset about the royal tradition, a few wanted to point out the hypocrisy of those criticizing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Well, first and foremost, surely there are a lot of people who do not even know what a grouse is. Well, a grouse is apparently a friendly bird that high-and-mighty British royals like to shoot out of the sky. And if shooting an innocent bird wasn't bad enough, it is being reported that Prince George went for his inaugural grouse shoot last weekend, and people are not happy about that at all.
According to a report by Cosmopolitan, Prince George went for his very first grouse hunt over the weekend in Scotland, with his entire family, i.e. Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as his younger siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
As per the royal reporter Emily Andrews, The Queen, Prince Charles, as well as a few other family members happened to eat lunch with little George after he participated in the royal tradition. However, all said and done, people all over the world are vehemently opposed to this particular royal family tradition, and a lot of them took to social media site Twitter in order to express their utter dismay and displeasure at this archaic royal tradition.
One user, pointing out the sheer hypocrisy of the royal family and its members, wrote, "Prince William, in October of last year, made a speech warning us that 'global wildlife populations have halved in his lifetime.' Today, we learn he took his son, Prince George, on his first grouse shoot."
While another said, "I just saw that Prince George has been taken to his first grouse shoot, all in the name of ‘Sport’. Such a shame that another innocent child will grow up to believe that killing animals for fun will be the normal thing to do." A third wrote, "Really surprised that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a modern day media gaffe by taking Prince George to a Grouse shoot at Balmoral. They shouldn't have needed advice on that one but they clearly didn't get any. Either that or they just don't care!"
I just read a news article that said Prince George was taken to his first grouse shoot while staying a Balmoral. If that's the case, it make me feel sad & angry that he's going to grow up without any empathy for animals 😭@ChrisGPackham @Natures_Voice @Ban_DGS— Michelle P 💜🐱💜⛄ (@snowangelmrsp) August 26, 2018
It’s extremely sad that when so many of us, young people, are working hard to reach younger kids and instil the idea that all life is precious; that nature is full of wonder and can teach us so much about compassion...then you have this! Sad. https://t.co/lqhYUSCNIW— Dara McAnulty (@naturalistdara) August 26, 2018
Taking Prince George to kill birds is either a rare media mis step by Prince William and The Duchess Of Cambridge..... or they just don't bloody care!— Martine Beresford (@martikaskitchen) August 26, 2018
Stop Killing Things!
However, amidst all the hate, there were also a few people who dared to point out the potential hypocrisy in meat-eaters calling out the royals for hunting their own food. One Twitter user commented, "So Prince George has been taken to a Grouse shoot and people are outraged. Odds on many of the same folk eat meat. Far better to kill and eat a bird raised in the wild, shot with no knowledge of what's coming than eat a factory farmed chicken/pig. Misplaced outrage in my opinion."
At the age of 5, Prince George is getting a lesson in a big family tradition.— G H Neale (@GHNeale) August 26, 2018
He was taken by his mum and dad on his first grouse-hunting expedition Friday during a visit with Queen Elizabeth at her summer retreat, Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Isn't that so sweet. pic.twitter.com/2hZlwZE0G9
People attacking Prince George for attending a grouse shoot will say how cruel it is. Earlier they will have eaten a Sunday roast, may have a burger tonight or Fish and Chips, but that's ok— adrian whitby (@93629362) August 26, 2018