According to the publication, the prince was given a special permit to shoot the bear, which caused damage to the village.
However, instead of the bear, Emanuel von und zu Lichtenstein killed a large male named Arthur, who lived in a protected area and had no contact with people, according to environmentalists.
“It was always about shooting the biggest bear, not solving the problem of people. I wonder how the prince confused the largest male living in the wild with a much smaller female near the village? “ — said the head of the organization Agent Green Gabriel Paun.
The publication, citing official documents, claims that the prince was granted a hunting permit in the county of Kovasna, and on March 13, he shot a 17-year-old brown bear, for which he allegedly paid 7,000 euros. Romania is investigating the incident, and Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein declined to comment.
Trophy hunting of brown bears has been banned in Romania since 2016. Exceptions are animals that cause harm to people.