Donald Trump Jr. and brother Eric under investigation for African hunting Trip
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Donald Trump’s sons are still making headlines for their African hunting trip where they killed precious animals and posed with the dead creatures in photographs. Now, they are reportedly under investigation for their killing spree.

According to TMZ, Donald Jr. and his brother Eric are currently being scrutinized in Zimbabwe to determine if they were hunting illegally. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force is now making allegations that during their 2011 trip they used a non-registered South African safari firm.

Many people have been appalled at Don Jr. and Eric’s actions, in addition to the photos that have gone viral. From posing with a chopped off elephant’s tail to laying next to a dead buffalo to holding a leopard in their arms, for some it’s hard to justify their outing. Even their father had choice words for his sons.

“I’m not a fan of the whole situation and I’m going to talk to them about it,” he said. “I don’t particularly want to see them. I’ve never liked it. I’ve never liked that they love it,” Trump explained and went on to say he has not, and will not look at the photos.

The Zimbabwe task force is reportedly looking to see if license and trophy fees were paid, along with if the South African firm used by the Trump’s was actually cleared by wildlife authorities.

A spokesperson for the parks authority, Caroline Washaya-Moyo, refutes such claims that the hunting trip was illegal. “They were accompanied by a professional hunter, and we have done a background check on him and his license is still valid. Also, with the Trump brothers was a ranger from the parks department who was monitoring the hunt. The animals they hunted are available for hunting in Zimbabwe.”

Don Jr. has made no apologies for his trip and tweeted, “I’m a hunter, for that I make no apologies . . . I can assure you it was not wasteful . . . the villagers were so happy for the meat which they don’t often get to eat. Very grateful.”

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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  • Anonymous

    I heard about this and it absolutely disgusting. The only person with any class is Trump himself for not condoning this. It makes him sick as much as it makes all of us sick. This is not a sport…it’s murder. They should know better….those animals didn’t deserve to die.

  • lunabkat

    I hope it balloons into a great, big, money sucking problem, maybe with some international jail time. :)

  • Manni

    Hunters will be hunters… as long as it is legal to hunt those animals in Zimbabwe, there is nothing anyone can do…

  • guest

    Only the “1%” can get away with this!

  • Nbovigny

    Hope they get arrested but they won’t, hope they will have to pay a steep fine but they probably won’t care….They are too rich, disrespectful, and disgraceful…they don’t have any morals and values for what exist and what they should be grateful for…!! They are two little rich cowards who probably never had to fend for anything so now they have to kill & destroy caus’ they don’t feel nothing but numbness in their life caus’ everything was always given to them…..!! They are victims of ignorance, greed, and stupidity…..and they make me want to puke to say the least….!!!

  • Alekha.Sangurdekar

    Your nothing but a bastard,don jr.I trust god and I know some or the other day you will pay for this mess.The day when you will get killed by one of those wild animals would be my most happiest day.You have no rights to kill anyone.If you care for those villagers than do some good work.I request to government of Zimbabwe to make this hunting illlegal and to save these precious creatures otherwise they will suffer too.If these things comes under me,I would surely have killed ,don jr in the same way he is killing those animals.don.jr your nothing but a big burden on this whole earth.Why dont you kill your own self some day.

  • Aviva Sucher

    sick fuck-

    I would have him locked up in Zoo rehab for an indeterminable time.