July 22nd, 2012
04:18 AM ET

WWF ousts Spanish king as honorary president over Botswana hunting trip

The conservation group World Wildlife Fund ousted Spain's King Juan Carlos as its honorary president after his Botswana hunting trip sparked an outcry for its extravagance during an economic crisis.

The king's private visit came to light this year when he was rushed back to Madrid to undergo hip surgery after falling during the trip.

A firestorm ensued, forcing the 74-year-old king to apologize in April.
"I am very sorry. I made a mistake and it won't happen again," the king said on Spanish state television as he left the hospital.

The Spanish chapter of the WWF voted Saturday to abolish the honorary post, which the king has held since 1968.

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  1. chrissy

    Yep really! Arent you the one that said not long ago you were only l7 emotionally? It shows. Did you have a good time yesterday? You turned into the very person that defiled you! You ray ped someones emotions every bit as bad as what was done to you! BOY!

    July 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    And if you were a MAN you would apologize and beg for forgiveness!

    July 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Yes they do @ bloo. That one sure does anyway. Bad seed my grandma would say!

    July 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bloo

    You do not know what it takes to survive suicide. What you have survived is completely differen. just keep pretending and mouthing the words, that is exactly what sociopaths do. say whatever they are supposed to say to look normal. and yeah I'm focusing on you because your post is all about you! Keep up the appreances of normalacy. No ones fooled.

    July 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Uh, oh.
    Don't know, don't want to know...

    July 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Ankle biters? Aint you figured out yet, im more a juggler biter! If not you should.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      i hope not...

      July 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sunny

    Now WHY would you bring up suicide if you didn't see that banasy had been posting here? I read the whole Iowa thread, and I even commented on you and banasy arguing elsewhere, but I see where she's coming from! You need to be more respectful of other people's personal tragedies and quit BAITING PEOPLE! Reprehensible. For shame, you supposed man of God.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Vamp

    Vampires bite there. As does the succubus. Kin o' your'n? 🙂

    July 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Vamp

    "Man of God". As if there is such a man.@Sunny. You are new around here, and already you pass judgement?
    Stay away from gambling on sports. You would bet on a team that won their first game to go all the way. Those odds aren't in your favor, boy.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      Where I'm from is none of your business. I've been here before, I have read your posts many times. You are not at all as subtle as you think you are, and your mouth belies your beliefs. Don't like it when others pass judgement on you? Then stop doing it to others. I'm glad you just admitted that you are not a man of God. Further proof.

      July 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Vamp

    Where are you from, Sunny? Minnesota? LMAO

    July 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Vamp

    Wrong. It's wayyyyy bigger than her. Though she is rather large. 🙂

    July 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      WHO is rather large? WHO are you making fun of now, VAMP? Hiding behind your skirts again?

      July 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      I asked you a question, Vamp. "Wrong. It's wayyyyy bigger than her. Though she is rather large." WHO ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

      July 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      Yes, that's EXACTLY what you did. Cruel. There is only ONE reason to bring up suicide, and that's because you saw banasy here. Do not insult the intelligence of readers.

      July 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Stop it!
      Sunny, thanks, but I don't want to revisit yesterday, no offense.
      Yesterday's gone!
      Jesus wept!

      July 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunny

      I'm sorry. Didn't mean to hurt you. I'm off to other blogs. Sorry again.

      July 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Eagerly awaiting a new page so I don't have to read this.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO ©

    Meh. He brought democracy to Spain. Who cares.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO ©

    Get your own name, dork.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sunny

    Just as I thought. You start stuff, Vamp, then run away.

    July 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
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