Donald Trump Jr. continues to defend the hunting trip he and his brother Eric took to Africa in 2011.
by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: HuntingLegends.com

Earlier this year, the public responded with outrage when photos emerged of Donald Trump’s sons with animals they killed on their 2011 African hunting trip. The gruesome photos included Donald Jr. and Eric standing next to a dead crocodile hanging from a tree, and Donald Jr. holding a tail severed from the body of an elephant.

Trump responded at the time, saying that he’s “never liked” that they love to hunt. Their hunting trip has also been investigated, after the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force alleged that the two used a non-registered safari firm.

Considering that and the outcry over the photos of their hunt, you might be wondering if the two feel any differently about their killing spree. Well, Trump Jr.’s response should clear up those questions. According to Teddy Hilton, he said “I think what made it sort of a bigger story and kind of national and even global news was that I didn’t do what a lot of other people do, which is immediately start apologizing for what I am and that I’m a hunter and all this. I kinda said, ‘No, I am what I am. I did all those things. I have no regrets about it.’”

In case you weren’t already angry, he adds “Because they’re used to these other guys, perhaps with slightly weaker personalities, just kowtowing to their calls and everything like that…If I’m in the right, I make sure I let people know it … I guess within the hunting community, a lot of people gave me some credit for that. It gave me more flack from the other guys but if they’re not gonna understand or they don’t choose to, I could care less.”

“Weaker personalities?” Hey Donald Jr., real men (and women) are kind to animals! It doesn’t take a strong personality for someone armed with weapons to kill an animal and pose with their body like it’s a trophy!

 

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lrpirkl Lon Pirkl

    There is a lot of money in animal killing, that is why it continues. Only wealthy people and poachers can kill big game. The wealthy have a lot of money, but they are very poor humans.

  • Orochi

    This subspecies of Homo sapiens should be haunted out,
    extinct for the sake of mother earth.