ANTI-HUNTERS FREAK OUT: Over Pics of King George’s Hunting Trip to Nepal, We Think They’re AWESOME

Written by Gayne Young on October 27, 2015

They sure knew how to do it in the old days.

Especially the royals.

ANTI-HUNTERS FREAK OUT: Over Pics of King George's Hunting Trip to Nepal, We Think They're AWESOME

While Prince Harry has been praised for his work saving the black rhino in Africa, his great-great grandfather had a far different approach to conservation.

The monarch, who reigned from 1910-1936, went to Delhi in 1911 to be crowned Emperor of India.

After the ceremony he went on a hunting expedition in the Nepalese Terai – and this album of 179 photographs showing how devastatingly ‘successful’ his trip was.

Over the ten-day period around Christmas in 1911, his party killed a staggering 39 tigers, 18 rhinoceros, and four bears on the strip of land north of India.

In one image, the King poses over a giant Bengal tiger which he had shot. Another shows him standing with his perched on an enormous dead rhino.

There are numerous photographs showing members of the royal hunting party sat on elephants surrounded by dead tigers on the ground.

ANTI-HUNTERS FREAK OUT: Over Pics of King George's Hunting Trip to Nepal, We Think They're AWESOME

ANTI-HUNTERS FREAK OUT: Over Pics of King George's Hunting Trip to Nepal, We Think They're AWESOME

ANTI-HUNTERS FREAK OUT: Over Pics of King George's Hunting Trip to Nepal, We Think They're AWESOME

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