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.”