Big-cat hunter quits role at animal charity

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Big-cat hunter quits role at animal charity

A trophy-hunting mining boss has stood down as an adviser to a big cat charity following an outcry at pictures of him posing with lions and leopards he had shot.

The resignation of Mark Bristow, the Randgold Resources chief executive, from the conservation council of Panthera came after The Times confronted the charity’s billionaire founder, Thomas Kaplan, with evidence of his business links to Mr Bristow.

It also comes after this newspaper alerted other members of Panthera’s conservation council, including its co-chair Glenn Close, the Hollywood actress, to Mr Bristow’s trophy hunting.

Panthera ignored all requests for comment last week after pictures emerged of Mr Bristow with his kills, despite being inundated with messages on social media demanding Mr Bristow be removed from the role…

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