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Prince William ´wants to destroy all
of Queen´s ivory collection to set
an example for other world leaders´

Daily Mail [UK], by Mia de Graaf

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/17/2014 10:03:49 PM

Prince William has vowed to destroy all 1,200 ivory artefacts in Buckingham Palace to ´send a message´ to illegal elephant poachers. The priceless collection includes a throne from India that belonged to Queen Victoria, as well as fans, tankards, statuettes, and furniture. But sources close to the prince say he feels strongly about putting ´his money where his mouth is´. If successful, he will go on to urge other heads of state to follow suit. A long-term supporter of animal rights charities, the Duke of Cambridge makes regular speeches imploring world leaders to adopt a ´zero tolerance´ policy towards illegal

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... thus removing any doubt as to William being doofus Charles´ real son.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 2/17/2014 10:08:11 PM     (No. 9736446)

Too bad he did not proclaim that he would lead an army to take over all of central Africa in order to protect the elephants from poachers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Advocate, 2/17/2014 10:13:50 PM     (No. 9736451)

Charles´s son.
Destroying priceless treasures is so - Taliban.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bazi, 2/17/2014 10:14:15 PM     (No. 9736453)

#1: That would make more sense. Destroying the ivory artifacts will do nothing to stop the poachers and illegal trade.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 2/17/2014 10:14:16 PM     (No. 9736454)

if you think WE´RE a tough crowd, read the comments at the end of the original article..

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4justice, 2/17/2014 10:14:30 PM     (No. 9736458)

I am sorry that I ever had any hope for him. Yes, he is definitely his idiot dad´s son. Too bad.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: birddog, 2/17/2014 10:14:51 PM     (No. 9736461)

Destroy the Past as a meaningless gesture to the future? They have taught you well young Fabian...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 2/17/2014 10:15:11 PM     (No. 9736463)

Destroying all the beautiful things made of ivory isn´t going to bring back the elephants, walruses, rhinos, etc. that died to provide it. That´s senseless. If the otherwise worthless U.N. wanted to really do something it would ban the sale of ivory from this time on and send people into Africa especially to kill the poachers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/17/2014 10:16:40 PM     (No. 9736464)

He might want to reserve just enough so an orthodontist might make him and his old man a proper set of teeth.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 2/17/2014 10:26:04 PM     (No. 9736479)

Sounds like a rino reaching across the isle, only to get screwed in the end.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 2/17/2014 10:27:09 PM     (No. 9736480)

Well, that idiocy makes up for the sandbagging the other day.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 2/17/2014 10:28:30 PM     (No. 9736483)

I guess Kate is the only sane member of the Royal Family--and definitely the best looking!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/17/2014 10:42:21 PM     (No. 9736491)

Too bad; he seemed like a reasonably sensible guy. Then again, Diana was an ardent shill for every goofball left-wing cause imaginable, so he got it from both sides.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Doctor P, 2/17/2014 10:48:39 PM     (No. 9736492)

I am sure that he could burn some books with his witch hunt too

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/17/2014 11:04:41 PM     (No. 9736509)

And the point in destroying these is what?

The animals will still be dead. Rather long dead.

Wills, dear, there are more important things to deal with in today´s world. Stay in the present. Leave the past alone. A lot of your country´s past really wasn´t very pretty and you cannot do a thing to change history.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PAdiva, 2/17/2014 11:07:50 PM     (No. 9736510)

I have a few pieces of ivory for over 30 years. I´m keeping them and wearing them.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/17/2014 11:29:11 PM     (No. 9736520)

It would have been easier to understand if Charles had made that comment. What exactly would destroying antiquities solve ? He probably just helped the poacher´s business.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: noddy, 2/17/2014 11:41:07 PM     (No. 9736528)

You might want to think this through a little more Dukester. Grandmama is down to her last million. If she has to go begging, it would be fitting for her to have an ivory throne to sit on.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/17/2014 11:45:24 PM     (No. 9736531)

Pointless gesture.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney, 2/17/2014 11:59:19 PM     (No. 9736535)

Silliness from the would-be-king across the pond? ...Disappointing.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MinnesotaWildman, 2/18/2014 12:05:59 AM     (No. 9736536)

Its always good to end the day with a good laugh. Thanks #8.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/18/2014 12:14:12 AM     (No. 9736540)

Instead of destroying the ivory collection, let´s just abolish the monarchy after the Queen passes. None of her heirs, including Prince William, has the sense of duty, the sense of dignity that the Queen has and her parents had. These princelings want the rock-star celebrity lifestyle, let them pay for it themselves.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/18/2014 2:07:18 AM     (No. 9736558)

....Her Majesty was NOT amused.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Really?, 2/18/2014 7:30:04 AM     (No. 9736689)

Based on the law of "supply and demand" wouldn´t this action make ivory even MORE valuable ?

Good intentions once again producing foolish actions.

Give him a chance. He may learn as he matures.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/18/2014 8:40:44 AM     (No. 9736769)

Hopefully the queen will tell him to sit down and shut up.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/18/2014 1:21:53 PM     (No. 9737224)

Charles Jr. How can he be that stupid...the elephants died years ago, the symbolism is totally lost.

Why don´t you go to Africa and spend billions protecting the life elephants?



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Reply 26 - Posted by: cheeflo, 2/18/2014 1:39:33 PM     (No. 9737253)

The only message he would be sending is that he is an idiot.

When those artifacts were created, it was legal to harvest ivory. The ban is relatively recent.

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