Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump’s hideous African hunting trip is under investigation by Zimbabwean
authorities. Among the potential problems noted by the Zimbabwean Conservation
Task Force were the following: The brothers may have illegally used dogs to kill
an endangered leopard, the South African safari firm they used was not
registered to hunt in Zimbabwe and may not have been cleared by wildlife
authorities, and licensing and trophy fees may not have been paid.
are also investigating the Trumps’ claims that they donated meat from the
animals they killed to local villagers, as there are no villages near where the
brothers hunted. If they are found to be in breach of hunting laws, the Trump
brothers and officials from the safari firm could face imprisonment or a fine
of up to $500,000.
Rodrigues, chairperson of the
Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said, “This is the problem
with those who … think they can come to manipulate and control people, destroy
natural resources, and say ‘we came to help.’ We don’t want them here.”
The following text was originally
published on March 14, 2012.
Donald Trump Jr.
and Eric Trump
are the targets of more media scrutiny than Barack Obama’s birth certificate
after pictures surfaced online of the pair posing with
wild animals they had killed on safari in Zimbabwe. Each “trophy”
was procured for a fee—how macho is that?
Dressed as if to play extras in Rambo, the brothers posed for photographs,
including one sick enough to make a grown man, other than a Go Daddy CEO, lose
his lunch: Don holds his knife in one hand and the severed tail of an elephant he’s
shot in the other. An elephant! In another photo, Eric sits atop a Cape buffalo,
using the animal’s corpse as a gun and hat rack. Another photo shows both
brothers standing next to a massive crocodile whom the Great White Bwana Boys
no doubt had “the help” hang up by a noose from a tree branch. In a joint statement, the brothers
said, “We have
the utmost respect for nature and have always hunted in accordance with local
laws and regulations.” If this conduct constitutes respect, I really don’t
want to know what their contempt looks like.
Read Ingrid Newkirk’s full article on Huffington Post here.
Article source: PETA Files