Associate director of campaigns for PETA Ashley Fruno told the Daily Telegraph slammed the hunt, saying there was “nothing noble about shooting defenceless animals for fun”.
“Given the now well-established link between cruelty to animals in childhood and violent behaviour in adulthood, not only is it insensitive for Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to teach their children that killing animals is acceptable, it’s also a poor parenting decision,” she said.
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“Few people today view hunting as anything other than a violent blood sport, a cheap thrill at taking a life and a display of wanton power over the powerless.
“It is surely the parents’ responsibility to help children grow into compassionate leaders for their country, with respect for all living beings.”
The Daily Telegraph went so far as to dub her “bloody Mary” over the issue.
What do you think? Is it an appropriate event to take children to? Or should people butt out and leave Princess Mary alone?