Fatcat banker brags after paying $153K to kill endangered goat in Pakistan

A Texan trophy hunter paid $153,000 to slaughter a rare Himalayan mountain goat — as part of an anti-poaching scheme.

Banking executive Bryan Kinsel Harlan boasted of his “easy and close shot” after executing the endangered Astore markhor screw-horned goat with a high-powered rifle.

The banking executive posed with the rare Astore markhor goat after shooting it in the Himalayas.

The banking executive posed with the rare Astore markhor goat after shooting it in the Himalayas.Source:Supplied

He bragged after the hunt last week: “This is the third time I am in Pakistan.

“I have hunted almost all animals here. I saved the markhors for the last.

“It is an honour and privilege to be back in Pakistan.”

Shocking footage shows the goat leaping in pain as Harlan fires a shot into its side.

The goats are listed as endangered.

The goats are listed as endangered.Source:YouTube

He then high-fived a member of his hunting party as it collapsed on the ground.

Lackeys are then seen dragging the corpse up a mountain so he can pose for a gloating trophy picture.

Pakistan made it illegal for locals to hunt the animals — but foreign hunters can shell out to kill 12 a year.

He later bragged of his ‘easy’ shot.

He later bragged of his ‘easy’ shot.Source:YouTube

The funds are used to bankroll local conservation efforts.

Local hunter Tabarak Ullah said: “This is not just about hunting. The number of animals is increasing, and these foreign hunters are millionaires who go back and tell the world that Pakistan is safe.”

Harlan has gone into hiding since the video went viral last week.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and was republished with permission.