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Princes Charles and William in illegal wildlife trade plea

General February 9, 2014

Britain's Princes Charles and William are shown items made from endangered animals in central LondonPrince Charles, the heir to the British throne, and his son Prince William have made a video plea urging people around the world to support efforts to stop illegal wildlife trade. The British government is due to host an international conference on the trade, estimated to be worth more than 6 billion pounds ($9.8 billion) a year, on February 13 in London. In the 9-minute video, filmed in November at Charles's London home Clarence House and broadcast on Sunday, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth describes the trade as having reached "unprecedented levels of killing and related violence". Britain's Sun newspaper reported William and his brother Harry had spent the weekend hunting deer and wild boar on a private estate in Spain, a trip that some criticised as ill-timed ahead of the launch of William and Charles's campaign.


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