Donald Trump Jr. Hunts With No Apologies
Donald Trump Jr. has added elephant killer to his list of accomplishments, grinning from ear to ear in a series of photos showing the multimillionaire heir posed next to dead animals in Zimbabwe.
Word of Donald Trump Jr.'s hunting safari in Zimbabwe is out, and now the son of business magnate Donald Trump Sr. has some serious explaining to do.
Photos of Donald Trump Jr. holding guns and knives, while smiling next to dead animals have hit the web and likely won't go away soon. Among the species killed during the 34-year-old's recent hunting excursion are crocodile, kudu, civet cat and waterbuck.
One particularly gruesome photo shows Donald Trump Jr., who was accompanied on the hunting safari by his brother Eric, holding up a severed elephant's tail in one hand, with a knife in the other.
Attempting to explain their killings, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump released a statement that reads:
Nonetheless, animal rights groups are horrified by the photos. A representative for In Defense of Animals commented to TMZ, "Would any intelligent person feel moved to murder a magnificent elephant, then further insult and desecrate [it] by hacking off his or her tail as an additional gesture of dominance?"
They continued, "Privilege has clearly not bought them the sensitivity or wisdom to view the world as anything but their personal playground, including the imagined entitlement to end the lives of sensitive and social animals for mere amusement."
For his part, Donald Trump Sr. commented on his boys' hunt photos, telling TMZ, "My sons love hunting. They're hunters and they've become good at it. I am not a believer in hunting and I'm surprised they like it."
Trump added, "I know that anything they did was 100 percent OK in terms of the hunting community."
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