March 13, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Celebrity Apprentice‘s Donald Trump Jr. certainly does not strike us as the hunting type – like his dad, fans tend to assume that he would be more comfortable in the boardroom, than he would donning a gun in the jungle. Believe it or not, Donald Trump Jr. actually loves to hunt, so-much-so that he has left wildlife enthusiasts outraged after his latest big game hunt in Africa. Read on for more…
Donald Trump Jr. and his brother, Eric went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe last year, where the two killed everything from an elephant, crocodile, civet cat and water buck. Recently, Donald Trump Jr. posted some photos of the trip, including himself holding the tail of an elephant in one hand, and a knife in the other, which has outraged some wildlife enthusiasts.
One wildlife enthusiast’s website has created some YouTube videos expressing their outrage, while an animal rights group went on a Trump bash-fest telling TMZ: “Would any intelligent person feel moved to murder a magnificent elephant, then further insult and desecrate by hacking off his or her tail as an additional gesture of dominance? Privilege has clearly not bought them the sensitivity or wisdom to view the world as anything but their personal playground, including the imagined entitlement to end the lives of sensitive and social animals for mere amusement.”
Donald Trump Jr., however, is fighting back in an attempt to defend his love of hunting, as he took to Twitter recently posting: “I have no shame about the pics. I HUNT & EAT game…I’m a hunter, for that I make no apologies.” Donald went on to explain that the kill was not for amusement, as he added: “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. These are not endangered animals as an fyi.”
Donald Trump also spoke out on the pictures, defending his sons as he said: “I know that anything they did was 100% okay in terms of the hunting community,” although he does not know where his sons got their love of hunting. Not surprisingly, Donald Trump is no hunter.
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