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Donald Trump's Sons

Ignite War

Over Animal Butchery

3/12/2012 11:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump's two sons went on a big game hunt in Africa, and the carnage they wrought has triggered outrage by wildlife enthusiasts. 

Donald's sons -- Donald Jr. and Eric -- went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe a year ago this month, and proudly showed off their trophy kills -- including an elephant, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and water buck. 

In one shot, Donald Jr. is holding a dead elephant's tail in one hand and a knife which appears to have cut off the tail in another.

A wildlife enthusiast's website has just created a YouTube video of the slaughter expressing outrage.

As for Donald Trump, he tells TMZ, "My sons love hunting. They're hunters and they've become good at it.  I am not a believer in hunting and I'm surprised they like it."

Trump added, "I know that anything they did was 100% OK in terms of the hunting community."

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511.

kevn    

over here those animals are concidered exotic, but when you are in the animals natural habitat they are just animals. the pictures seem nothing more than what you would see from deer hunters and fishermen here in the states. in africa a white tail deer would be exotic.

849 days ago
512.

Jim    

Looks as though the 99% should think of confronting the murdering 1%'ers. How can any normal human being find slaughtering these animals for fun in any way entertaining, I wonder if he also mutilated his pets as a child.
I also believe in hunting for food, but not having someone hold an animal while some rich spoiled brat shoots him with a high powered rifle from twenty feet and then mutilate him. What a bottom feeding scuzzbag!!

849 days ago
513.

SaveAfricaWildlife    

With many wild life species drastically decreasing in numbers, including MANY areas of Africa, this type of reckless behavior should be extremely frowned upon. Also, animals just as people have only ONE chance to live. They too have feelings. The only thing I can say, is these are the type of people I as well as most people I know fight against. If I were their parents, I would be extremely ashamed. These are grown men, who display a very pompous "above thou" demeanor; and to me, have just proved to be VERY low on the intelligence scale.

849 days ago
514.

Coontly     

Honestly with the dwindling population of game in Africa what kind of example are these guys sending.

849 days ago
515.

Daneen    

If your hunting for food to eat/survive that's ok. If your just out for the kill that's inhumane and evil. Animals are living breathing creatures that should not be killed as a "sport" simply for the thill of killing to appease over endulged, spoiled brats. God Bless

849 days ago
516.

mark    

Stagged, no blood on his hands or the knife. He probably had a porter who carried his gear, a tracker to "hunt" for him and they handed him a gun and told him when to shoot. what a waste of time/money and life for a photo op.

849 days ago
517.

Barbara     

Disgusting, do something productive instead of slaughtering endangered, exotic animals for fun and to relieve your boredom. This does not enhance your popularity or your stature in this world. The necessity of hunting for food is one thing, big game hunting for sport is totally unnecessary and out of date. Elephants are thinking and intelligent creatures, and are not needed for food. If you have not seen them interacting with their families, you have missed the point.

849 days ago
518.

Coontly     

Why don't they rather hunt black people there are far too many of them in Africa.

849 days ago
519.

Harvey is a Cartoon.    

Ok,they were planing to eat the entire elephant but unfortunately their visas expired. Why is everybody complaining if Zimbabwe is ok with it? Leave them alone already! There must be a reason why Zimbabwe allows people to hunt elephants while it's forbidden in other countries.

849 days ago
520.

Debra Schembs    

nothing will come of this, they have more money than god and can buy their way out of anything!I thinkn they should get the same treatment and sell their hide mite be worth something, maybe, NOT

849 days ago
521.

louv55    

If the Trump "boys" were real men maybe they would join the Army - they're the perfect age......don't think so since there the enemy actually shoots back.

849 days ago
522.

David    

ok this is my first time and last time ever posting a respone. Lets set the record straight for those idiots on here that think hunting is bad, but buy meat from the store. All cows do is stand in a field eating waiting to get slaughtered so the enlightened folks agianst hunting can buy their meat in nice plastic wrapped packages. Secondly for those of you who have never hunted in the area that these guys did lets set the facts straight. When you hunt in other countries you can not bring the meat back, the hunting clubs process the meat and it is either sold or to the locals who eat the meat of these animals instead of cows or it is donated to the local charities such as orphanages.

849 days ago
523.

della jean    

the trump sons are pathetic ..just like their father

849 days ago
524.

Judy    

Who cares??? These guys are hunters, PETA is a bunch of ignorant liberals with no life. They don't want you to kill animals but I guarantee most of them kill babies or support the people who do. Idiots.

849 days ago
525.

mqw    

Who cares what PETA thinks about this? It's one thing if someone has a pit bull and is training it to attack people for a drug smuggling operation -- oh wait -- PETA never objects to that.

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