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Spain’s King Ousted From WWF

King Juan Carlos suffered a broken hip and bruised conscience after embarking on an elephant-hunting safari in Botswana this April. Spain’s branch of the World Wildlife Fund has decided to relieve King Carlos of his title as its honorary president (which he has held for 44 years) after learning of the incident. The WWF said that “although such hunting is legal and regulated” it had “received many expressions of distress from its members and society in general.” The king’s secret expedition became a public scandal when he took an emergency flight back on a private jet after breaking his hip during the trip. He later apologized, saying, “I am very sorry. I made a mistake. It won’t happen again.”