Princess Mary criticised for “poor parenting decision”

You might remember Princess Mary being slammed by PETA for wearing a seal fur coat in September? Well now she’s
The Danish royals arrive at the hunting parade. Source: YouTube/The New Royalty World TV

You might remember Princess Mary being slammed by PETA for wearing a seal fur coat in September?

Well now she’s being slammed by PETA again, and this time they’ve taken aim at her parenting.

You might be wondering what Princess Mary’s parenting has to do with PETA?

Well, the organisation has criticised our Mary and her husband Prince Frederik for taking their five-year-old twins to inspect dead deer on the lawns of a Danish castle after a hunt.

YouTube/The New Royalty World TV
YouTube/The New Royalty World TV

The Daily Mail reports the Danish Royal Family, including the royal couple, their children and Queen Margrethe attended the annual hunting parade, where the dead deer were displayed.

Photos show the couple’s children Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent looking at the dead deer while their parents spoke quietly to them.

Source: YouTube/The New Royalty World TV
Source: YouTube/The New Royalty World TV

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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.

“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?




  1. Dianne Evans  

    That is the country he lives in and if he has to understand what happens they show him. I say everyone wants to butt in but no one seems to be around a lot for kids who really do need help and protection. The Prince will not turn into a monster.

    • Jack Harmmer  

      PETA….what hypocrites. It’s Ok to clear forests for farming to get wheat maize, barley for their food they consume etc and displace every living thing on that land. Clear forests in Borneo, Sumartra etc for palm oil that goes into many products that they use. Clear land for dairy farming for products that they consume. Clear land for beef cattle for products that they use and consume. So for them to criticize anyone they had better have a complete clean slate to do so….and they do not. I’m a vegetarian they might say…well unless they grow their vegetables on a natural piece of clear land they are hypocrites. Unless they use unprocessed food they are hypocrites. I think that you will find many who are guilty of the above….but we wont that about that because killing of 10 deer is more shocking. Hypocrites.

  2. jenny Blakeney  

    This country eats deer meat, it is their source of protein. I don’t think anyone has the right to judge. It is not condoning the death of the deer, it is honouring the deer hunt season for giving them sustenance in the cold winter months. Each country has their own traditions and should not be critised for them unless it is brutalty towards the children themselves.

    • Guy Flavell  

      Well written Jenny … the perfect answer. Fred and Mary are wonderful parents
      who were teaching their children the significance and importance of the deer cull
      and honoring its Danish heritage and traditions.
      I really hope I live long enough to see King Frederik and Queen Mary.

  3. Denise Keatley  

    If they have a deer cull to keep them thekr Royal Herd in good a good condition what the hell does it have to do with, the lieing, misrepresenting group Peta, they use things like this because they are nothing but liars,

  4. Peta are misleading the public with this it will be part of the children;s heritage they cull deer to keep the herd healthy. Peta are notorious for culling dogs and cats they should keep out of this and clean up their own act

    • PETA mind your own business this is the custom in Denmark and the meat is eaten ,stop with the dramatics Ms Fruno and get a life .

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