Millionaire trophy hunter is caught boasting how he helped to shoot 13,000 doves

Millionaire trophy hunter, 68, is caught boasting how he helped to shoot 13,000 doves over four days on trip to Argentina - as pressure grows on UK government to implement long-promised ban on the deadly sport In phone call with undercover investigator, businessman Rob Weir recounted a £2,800 hunting trip Mr Weir said: 'There were five of us – one of them was a lady – and we shot 13,000 doves over four days' Mr Weir owns H. J. Weir Engineering, one of world's largest manufacturers of industrial laundry machines He also said: 'The very first time I went out there I wanted to shoot a baboon. I had a thing about shooting a baboon, I don't know why but I did'

By Michael Powell for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 01:55 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 02:01 BST, 2 May 2021

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A millionaire trophy hunter has been caught boasting about helping to kill 13,000 doves and blasting a baboon.

In a phone call with an undercover investigator, businessman Rob Weir recounted a £2,800 hunting trip to Argentina, saying: 'There were five of us – one of them was a lady – and we shot 13,000 doves over four days.'

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He said he had limited himself to 1,500 shells a day, adding: 'I tell you what, I'd love to go back. What an experience.'

BOASTS: Rob Weir (left), who boasted about helping to kill 13,000 doves and blasting a baboon, poses with a dead buffalo in 2017

BOASTS: Rob Weir (left), who boasted about helping to kill 13,000 doves and blasting a baboon, poses with a dead buffalo in 2017

Mr Weir, who owns H. J. Weir Engineering, one of the world's largest manufacturers of industrial laundry machines, said he had also made repeated hunting trips to South Africa over the past seven or eight

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