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Donald Trump Jr.

Yes, I Killed Those Animals

... and I'm PROUD of It!

3/12/2012 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump Jr. says he bears NO SHAME for slaughtering a bunch of exotic animals in Africa last year ... claiming all of his kills were used to feed local villagers.

TMZ broke the story ... DTJ is coming under fire for a series of pics which show him posing with his brother in front of several dead animals after a hunt last year -- even showing off a severed elephant tail.

Now, Trump Jr. is DEFENDING the hunt on Twitter ... writing, " I have no shame about [the pics]. I HUNT & EAT game ... I'm a hunter, for that I make no apologies."

He explained, "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."

As TMZ previously reported, Donald's sons -- Donald Jr. and Eric -- went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe a year ago this month, and killed an elephant, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and waterbuck.

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346.

Fawn    

This is a photo of a disgusting human being, who has nothing better to do with their money and empty life then kill precious animals. THEY need to be hunted and killed.

919 days ago
347.

duke    

Great comment from TMZ staffer, the Trumps fed the local villagers with their trophies. Their starving until the Trumps show up - modern humans have been in Africa for 200,000
years but they need the Trumps to survive.

919 days ago
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Carrie Eskelund    

You boys and your family are a disgrace. The Trump family has enough money you could buy it from America then send it to the villagers. You kill innocent animals. i hope the Apprentice fails.

918 days ago
349.

dj    

What egotistical spoilt children. Don't ever want to see them on TV. Not much like their dad. They are far from men. Why don't they spend their time here hunting up better returns on their hotel chain? Shame the Donald got such losers.

918 days ago
350.

ChefDulce    

Screw you Trump

918 days ago
351.

Lidia Chambers    

Dear Dumb Arse Trump Brats

Leopard is indeed an ENDANGERED species and you shot one for fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you so far removed from the real world that you can't understand how much pain and devastation you caused that elephant herd by shooting one of their much loved and extremely missed members? I suggest you both read "The Elephant Whispere" by Lawrence Anthony from the Thula Thula game reserve to better understand how amazing these majestic animals are and how delicately balanced life in the Africa bush actually is.

IF YOU CAN READ THAT IS? Or do you need daddy to help you?

Go to hell Trump Brats and grow up for God's sake before more rich idiots like you think what you do is ok.

Yours sincerely
Lidia Chambers
Lodge & Safari Operations Manager
South Africa

918 days ago
352.

Gingerbread    

Man up! This was done for sport and the Ego. People who hunt for sport should be required to spend time with that particular species to see and understand what effect it has overall. (Pause) No I have a better idea. Trade them to the African tribes that still practice cannibalism and let them hunt these people for sport and then they can eat them. Nice soft skin. Plump bodies, Large Egos they can feed a village. A rare treat for the cannibals.

918 days ago
353.

Lindsay    

African elephants and leopards are on the endangered list. Visit worldwildlife.org for more information. Also, this chump didn't kill those animals for food. If he felt so compelled to help feed "villagers," his family certainly has the money/resources.

917 days ago
354.

TMZfan99    

I don't have a problem with actual hunting..but what he did doesn't qualify as hunting.. he is like one of those losers that can't actually hunt without the benefit of going to a deer farm..or in this case..leaving his comfy hotel..to have local hunters drive him to the location in his air conditioned vehicle to where their is a large heard..and then only getting out to shoot the animal from a great distance..imo..the locals probably did everything except pull the trigger for him..so he could have the ability to boast that he hunted big game..win win for them..but the fact is that he is a metrosexual sniffling weakling..who got to go play big game hunter..good for him..he is still a little wussified piece of fluff though..this story just confirms it..

917 days ago
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300Ultra    

Last time I checked human beings are at the top of the food chain, and I happen to like it up there. The Trumps, are just one of hundreds of people that go to Africa every year and boost the economy with hunting trips. I know a lot of you out there would rather see people starve to death while watching a 60 year old elephant wonder around, but that's not what God intended and you just have to deal with it. Animals are food, ask the villagers if they want a salad or a nice elephant steak. The trumps did nothing wrong, broke no laws, helped the economy, and provided meat to people that couldn't afford it. Hmmm, how terrible they must be. And for the love of God it is NOT a water buffalo it is a Cape Buffalo.

917 days ago
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ProudCitizenOfAmerica    

Say hello to America’s own sick version of brothers Uday and Qusay Hussein.

I guess when you’ve had access to every other decadence available only to the super rich for your whole life and you are not actually in need of anything, but love from your wig-headed orange-skinned daddy, the only thing left is to kill for the sick thrill you get from it.

These sick spoiled little jock-tards should be thrown into a cage of hungry lions without their little pop-guns, boy scout knives, or daddy’s check book to help them get out trouble, then we’ll see how much they enjoy and approve of sport hunting after seeing it from the other side’s point of view. Oh yeah, they won’t be around to talk about it anymore… oh well… no loss… call it “sport” I guess. I am a ProudCitizenOfAmerica!!!

917 days ago
357.

ProudCitizenOfAmerica    

Say hello to America’s own sick version of brothers Uday and Qusay Hussein.

I guess when you’ve had access to every other decadence available only to the super rich for your whole life and you are not actually in need of anything, but love from your wig-headed orange-skinned daddy, the only thing left is to kill for the sick thrill you get from it.

These sick spoiled little jock-tards should be thrown into a cage of hungry lions without their little pop-guns, boy scout knives, or daddy’s check book to help them get out trouble, then we’ll see how much they enjoy and approve of sport hunting after seeing it from the other side’s point of view. Oh yeah, they won’t be around to talk about it anymore… oh well… no loss… call it “sport” I guess. I am a ProudCitizenOfAmerica!!!

917 days ago
358.

Lidia    

I am not surprised on what Donald Trumo kids did.
These kids they were born with the the gold spoon in their mouth.Everything that they do is okay for them.It is horrible for what they did in Africa.These kids they HATE animals.The killing is unforgetable.

917 days ago
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300Ultra    

It amazes me how many people view animals and humans as equals.

916 days ago
360.

Sharen    

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Mahatma Gandhi

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