Donald Trump Jr. and brother Eric kill animals on African safari
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals
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Photo: via Flickr

If Donald Trump is looking to fire anyone in the near future maybe it should be his two sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, for killing animals while on an African safari.

The Trump name is being tarnished more and more ever since pictures leaked of Don Jr. and his brother posing with dead animals from a trip last year to Africa. Don Jr. can be seen holding an elephant’s tail (not attached to its body), in addition to he and Eric standing next to a dead crocodile hanging from a tree.

People are not happy. The Twitter world has posted many comments of disgust while PETA spoke directly with E! News about the animalistic acts.

“If the young Trumps are looking for a thrill, perhaps they should consider skydiving, bungee jumping, or even following in their anti-hunting father’s footsteps and taking down competing businesses—not wild animals.”

PETA continued to say, “Like all animals, elephants, buffalo, and crocodiles deserve better than to be killed and hacked apart for two young millionaires’ grisly photo opportunity. If the Trumps want to help villagers, they have plenty of resources at their disposal.”

Donald Trump Jr. and brother Eric kill animals on African safari

According to Don Jr. and Eric, who also spoke with E! News, they have great respect for nature. “We are both avid outdoorsmen and were brought up hunting and fishing with our grandfather who taught us that nothing should ever be taken for granted or wasted.

“We have the utmost respect for nature and have always hunted in accordance with local laws and regulations. In addition, all meat was donated to local villagers who were incredibly grateful. We love traveling and being in the woods—at the end of the day, we are outdoorsmen at heart.”

As stated earlier, most Twitterers are not taking this lightly. Here are just a few of the tweets Don Jr. received.

@JZgoneshopping: how’d u like someone to cut off ur “tail”?Posing with and mutilating dead animals is SICK. U want to help feed poor?Donate $

@mumbleslam: does killing a big animal make you feel big, little man? ‘Cause it makes you look small…and weak. #patheticlittleBOY

@alucard197666: I’m not an Eco nut, I disagree with u killing some thing with a family and a life and u killed in for some sick idea of fun.

Don Jr. has been defending his actions by firing back left and right with comments on his Twitter feed.

This is not an event that can be taken lightly, and will probably haunt the Trump men for some time.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Searcher5

    Sorry, trunk.

  • Searcher5

    He’s holding the tail of the elephant, not the truck. Still sucks though. If they want adventure, they can come down to the Texas woods. We’ll run them around for a few days, trying to avoid a bunch of people that want to kick their ass. That should heighten their life a little.

  • Anonymous

    This is just as disgusting to me as all those mens’ smiling faces as they display the severed heads of children they’ve murdered.

  • Anonymous

    This is just as disgusting to me as all those mens’ smiling faces as they display the severed heads of children they’ve murdered.

  • Dave Wainwright

    I feel truly sick

  • Elena Toma

    I feel like throwing up …. disgusting people

  • Mikey

    Peta, screw you. If they are not endangered species and are legal to kill in Africa leave it alone. I’m suprised you aren’t spending as much time complaining about Deer, Elk, Bear, etc in the USA.

    Peta, you’re a bunch of screwballs basicly in the same group as religious cults.
    I feel sorry that you have no fullfillment in your life and have to put down others for things in their rights because you personally don’t agree.

    • Karen Saucedo

      As a PETA member, card carrying and proud of it, Mikey, I have to say: People who talk like you are usually AFRAID. Of what, you say? Of people like us, who have very strong views and who are wholly committed to them. And, who look upon abusers as a disease to be eradicated. And, it/you will be.

    • Dhered1

      Mikey, you’ve just shown how ignorant, you and people that think like you, truly are!
      Glad you’re in the minority.

    • Zelda Penzel

      And what does this disgusting massacre have to do with PETA? You folks love to distract everyone from the horror of what is going on by pointing fingers at Peta, Most civilized people are appalled at the the idea of taking pleasure in killing an elephant, the most intelligent and largest land mammal there remains today, as well as any other innocent creature. They are all entitled to their own lives. Their lives belong to them, just as yours belongs to you. They have families, they nurture and teach their young. They weep tears and mourn the dead They frequently demonstrate greater compassion and more intelligence than most people we know.

    • Maura O’Donoghue

      hey Mickey we don’t care what you say either!

    • Anonymous

      I find it very interesting from a psychological point of view and I do have to wonder what kind of human (& I use the term very loosely) finds “fullfillment” in killing living things…???

    • Susan O’shea

      elephants are on the no kill list so to hold one tail meant they killed it first

  • Karen Saucedo

    To have that kind of wealth and opportunity to do good and, instead, to TAKE life for the “glory” of it….. He has already written his epitaph.

  • Goslawa Sobolewska

    Typical rich, spoiled brats. They can do anything.

  • Anonymous

    OK now I’m a little pissed off ! I am a hunter, trapper,and fisherman,and I worked in a meat packing plant.I live in a great country called Canada. My Grand father,Great Uncles, Uncles,and Some Aunts,and Father all fought in a couple little fights called WW1 and/or WW2 ,and Korea maybe you have heard of them ? They fought for freedom.They fought for what a lot of us take for granted.So the way I see it every body has the freedom to do what we would like to do. ( with in the laws of our country’s) If the Trump boy’s want to go do some hunting so be it. No where in this article do I see it said how much had to be paid to the country’s that they hunted in.This money could be used to support the Government coffers. No where does it say that they where part of a heard control project. So many unanswered questions.So what I’m trying to say is PETA you have a place in this world just like the rest of us,but before you go pissing in someones pool remember they might come over and shit in yours.

    • Anonymous

      Please explain to me, O Mighty Hunter, the sport in being driven to a particular spot where animals congregate, being given hi-tech, hi-powered guns, aiming and shooting? I have friends (not many I admit) who hunt derr, elk, moose, geese, etc…but they eat what they kill and they don’t take revolting pictures of themselves with their victims. Who eats leopard or elephant? The Trumps? I doubt it…I think they prefer chauteaubriand. I had relatives in WW1, WW 2, Korea and Nam…so…? That does not give me a moral license to kill living creature for fun and games.

      • mad man miner

        The point I was getting at is my relatives fought for something called freedom ! Something other country’s don’t have ! And until you can tell me that you have been in the out doors and lived of the land enjoying the freedom and privileges that others have given there lives for, do not judge us. As for taking of the pictures, yea some could say they were in bad taste.Have you ever taken a picture of something,of anything ? Why ? You took that picture so you could look at it at a latter time and remember a fond memory.The wall in my den are covered in such pictures,my son’s soccer team, my first car, photos of my wife,yes and some pictures of my family and friends holding dead animals and fish.And for who eats elephant or leopard ? Don’t know, but if I was offered some I would try it, thats a lot of meat to waste!!

  • Marta Falco Ainley

    I suppose the idea is to make others think that they are tough men. Doesn’t work for me at all. The opposite in fact. Donald Trump should be ashamed at having brought up such a pair of wimps.

  • Anonymous

    A message to the entire Trump clan: You’re fired.

  • Reepum

    Wow………he shot a cow! How manly!

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  • Anonymous

    They can’t go hunting in the ghetto–they’d be the ones shot. Then it’d be a picture of a pleased-as-could-be gang showing the Trump corpses with pride.

  • Guest

    quit wasting time here and maybe go after Kony that would be something worth biotchin about

  • Jmorse

    You are such a chop! Why not head out to Africa for a little safari….plenty of South Africans could show you a good time hunting when we let you out the vehicle in some not so great areas and watch you run while some guy chases your arse with a great big panga! And if you dont know what a panga is – google it – you uneducated twit!

  • Maura O’Donoghue


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  • Anonymous

    Thanks. Interesting thoughts. Also important to keep in mind that was from three years ago and it’s not talking about endangered species, but overpopulated species like dogs and cats. They put six to death a day? That’s nothing compared to many animal shelters. Also, quite unlike hunting, which is becoming purely for sadistic fun and inciting terror in the victim before you end the only existence it will ever have, these animals were euthanized humanely for the purpose of trying to help the overall population. It is impossible to find a home for every single stray, especially since most people do not want old pets with loads of psychological baggage.

    • Soully

      Not correct. Out of all the cats and dogs PETA takes they put down last I checked, 97% of all. This is more than any rescue organization that I heard of. They put down adoptable pets, and for the wrong reasons. There are no-kill shelters and the no kill nation just grows bigger. It is a matter of prioritizing how to treat pets, There are organizations that are specialized in older dogs and they are giving them a safe place till their last day.There are solutions, it is a matter of a choice we make. As for euthanizing pets may be not a cruel act, but it is an execution and the animal does experience fear and confusion. it is an unpleasant way to go as well. As for these two clowns, they don’t care what the animals feel and if their life worth something, they are there to shoot them and show off that they did.

  • Remy Chevalier

    Guess they won’t be going naked for PeTA anytime soon…

  • Anonymous

    Obviously Donald Trump hasn’t raised his atrocious children to respect the world in which they live. I am so grossed out by these nasty, sick, over-indulged brats I can barely type. Killing these magnificent animals for “sport” and then taking your picture with an elephant’s tail in one hand, a huge knife in the other and a triumphant smirk on your face is beyond revolting. Karma is a b**** and may she catch up with you both very, very soon!

  • Anonymous

    Pamela, I have wanted to visit South Africa forever, particularly to go on camera safari. I am so sad and so angry about this. This scum doesn’t represent the way the majority of people in the US feel about this kind of hunting. As you can see from reading these comments, most of us are shocked and appalled. So, so sorry!

  • Chris _miner

    Pamela, maybe I don.t have a freaking clue.but this story has so many unanswered questions.I am also against ruthless killing or killing “just for the fun of it.” I hunt to feed my family,I trap to support my family,I don’t know how it works in south Africa but here we have bag limits and quotas that I follow as to not break any laws and loose my privileges.I know some do not.In part of Manitoba Canada where I am from we are having a over abundance of wolves and coyotes (predators) that have ether used up there natural food source or become lazy and are now feeding on young sheep and cattle.Was that Leopard doing the same thing? As predators not eating predators I have had Fox’s and Coyotes both killed in my traps that where half or more gone,eaten! By what I don’t know but this has happened with in 12 to 24 hours.May be to some I am talking out of my ass.Like I said or may be the point I was trying to get across is the whole story is not being told here. I am sorry if I afended you that was not my intent.