A U.S. trophy hunter paid $110,000 to kill a rare mountain goat in Pakistan
February 13, 2019

From the Washington Post:

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The photograph, published last week in Pakistani newspapers, was stunning. It showed a magnificent mountain goat, with huge, symmetrically spiral horns, nestled on a rock and surrounded by breathtaking snowy mountains, with a man kneeling and smiling behind him.

It took a few seconds to realize that the animal, a wild Astore markhor, was dead. The caption described the man as an American hunter who had paid a record $110,000 to shoot it on a tourist expedition to Pakistan's northern Himalayan region of Gilgit-Baltistan.

"It was an easy and close shot. I am pleased to take this trophy," the hunter, identified as Bryan Kinsel Harlan, was quoted as saying. His home state or city was not identified, but his Pakistani guides said he is from Texas.

The story drew immediate expressions of sorrow and indignation on social media here...

Continue reading at the Washington Post...

You may also like

Six surprising office romance stats

"Instead of trying to eliminate romance at work, the following should serve as a wake-up call to organizations that they need to step up and help employees deal with their attraction at work."

These are the wealthiest towns in the U.S.

"The Silicon Valley town that billionaires Eric Schmidt of Google and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg have called home is America's richest community for the third year in a row."

Student loan relief or paid vacation? These workers get a choice

"The company will put money toward their student loans, if the worker gives up five paid vacation days."