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...

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