The collection of hunting trophies belonging to Marcial Gómez Sequeira, a 79-year-old Spanish businessman and trophy hunter who has shot 1,250 animals during his life including lions, tigers and polar bears, is going to be used to create a museum with the largest collection of hunting trophies in the world.
There are objections by animal rights activists who have condemned the plans because public funds are going to be used to create the museum. Mr Siqueiros, a retired businessman who sold his stake in a private health company for €130 million said that he had worked out that he has been shooting the equivalent of 24 hours per day for 11 years and three months of his life without stopping over the past 40 years of trophy hunting.
Many people will see him as a person without scruples and a highly objectionable person in every respect because he has spent his time travelling the world killing animals for pure bloodlust and for the fun of it. His hunting companions included Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain who we met in Iran.
The museum is to be called the Marcial Gómez Sequeira Hunting Museum and is due to open in 2019 in a military barracks in Olivenza, Extremadura, western Spain and to be partly funded by the local government. The collection has been valued at up to €12 million. It contains 420 species.
Comment: this man should not be celebrated. He should be forgotten in the interests of all wild species living in the present and future. Please God stop trophy hunting.