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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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601.

Bonnie     

Does't Donald Trump not get it? How did he manage to raise two sadistic sociopaths for sons. Now he is officially the father of the most hated kids in the world. He raised these kids did he forget to put compassion for other creatures into the equation? Hunter or not, this massive slaughter cannot be justified.

767 days ago
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nana bana    

hail the trumps! hunters! oh yes, beautiful hunters who are doing the world a service by keeping animal population in check. trump even explained how their activities actually save animals and habitats and help local people. yup. killing elephants, leopards, crocs, wild buffalos to feed the starving locals. and it takes guts. to shoot these dangerous animals fenced inside a farm. yes, they are great hunters. and beautiful and strong too. i mean wouldnt you rather have the faces of the trumps on your desktop than a cheetah roaming, or an elephant mothering its infant? Nail the trumps!

766 days ago
603.

Jinny    

Only those who have lost their humanity kill for pleasure.
No one who has a human heart, kills for fun.

765 days ago
604.

AK    

elephants are very intelligent animals! I would rather make friends with one!

765 days ago
605.

Deanna Irene    

WHY THE FUNCTION WOULD YOU LET YOUR KIDS DO THIS?!?!?! THIS IS ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE HIGHEST FORM POSSIBLE!!!!! -_____- i never liked donald trump & now that he thinks its okay, i SERIOUSLY detest this man & his whole existence.

764 days ago
606.

R. Porcher    

Such little men with big wallets... to have to kill such a wonderful animal for a thrill! Words are not enough to describe the disgust I feel about this killing. When a person violates nature, there is a reckoning.....I would hate to be the Trump boys when it comes there way!

763 days ago
607.

gt george     

If this is what it takes to make him feel like a man,then why don't they join the army where the hunted hunts back?

761 days ago
608.

janie    

how upsetting. aside from murdering endangered animals, the s***bag throws in this BS about feeding the local villagers. bitch, please! they're gonna get what's coming to them.

759 days ago
609.

juanunivurss    

Donald Trump says about his sons "They've become good at it". What an achievement!Taking down an 8,000lb slow moving peaceful grazing animal with a high powered scope and rifle is really something to be proud of. This should earn DTJ the "shooting fish in a barrel" trophy. Way to go DTJ! You're a real man now!

759 days ago
610.

Alan    

The folks on here that are anti-hunting really have NO idea what they are talking about. The surest way to make sure that an animal population stays health and numerous is to make it available to hunt. Many other species also benefit from the environments that are protected to ensure huntable populations of game animals. The Black Rhino is one of the most endangered species on the planet. This is due to poaching, not legal hunting. All of the places that the Black Rhino populations are recovering are large HUNTING concession areas. They are the only areas that can afford to have enough rangers on sight to prevent poachers from killing all the Rhinos for their horns. The Black Rhino is NOT hunted in these areas, but they are protected along with all the other animals. Also, the African Elephant IS NOT an endangered species. They are "threatened", but only in certain areas of their range. In the areas that they are hunted they are not threatened at all and in fact many places have serious problems with over population. In the Save' Valley in Zimbabwe they had to have game rangers kill 30 Elephants in 2007 because they were destroying the habitat due to over population. 30 is a small fraction of the population there. They killed just enough to stop the damage. This is not uncommon at all. In the areas that they are threatened it's due to lack of habitat, not hunting. Those that think hunting in Africa is a walk in the park and the animals are defenseless, think again. The operation I hunted with in 2007 had a tracker killed by an elephant the previous year, another tracker was mauled badly by a Leopard that same year, a Professional Hunter (Africa speak for guide) was killed by a Cape Buffalo three years before that and I was almost killed by an Elephant while I was there. The only reason I'm still alive is because she decided to stop chasing us after about 200 yards as we got out of the heavy cover. This was no false charge! BTW, we were not hunting Elephant. She just decided to try and kill us because she wanted to. Just so you know, I’m not rich. I saved for 20 years to be able to hunt Africa one time. It was the experience of a lifetime.

759 days ago
611.

Lynn    

Small penis man needs to feel big!!!!

721 days ago
612.

Atheist Redneck    

What Utter Bull****! Elephants are almost overpopulated in Zimbabwe. They are not endangered there!
TMZ didn’t report that Africans traditionally cut off the tail and make bracelets from the tail hair. TMZ didn’t seem to know—again, because they didn’t do any reporting—that Africans do this as a sign of respect for the fallen animal.

I guess TMZ doesn't respect the African culture enough to even ask these questions.

654 days ago
613.

Atheist Redneck    

What Utter Bull****! Elephants are almost overpopulated in Zimbabwe. They are not endangered there!
TMZ didn’t report that Africans traditionally cut off the tail and make bracelets from the tail hair. TMZ didn’t seem to know—again, because they didn’t do any reporting—that Africans do this as a sign of respect for the fallen animal.
I guess TMZ doesn't respect the African culture enough to even ask these questions.

654 days ago
614.

SHAROL EWERS    

i cant wait to see the news that he himself has been brutally murdered!!! trump jr your a POS and I hope you rot in hell in the very near future

626 days ago
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