TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Donald Trump's Sons

Ignite War

Over Animal Butchery

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

0312_trump_hunting_launch_EX_v3
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."

721 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

Nann    

I have hunters in my family who hunt for food.
This would NOT be OK with them.

905 days ago
77.

Cricket    

Horrible. I don't hunt, but these aren't animals that are abundant like deer/squirrels,or whatever people hunt. These are animals that are in danger of extinction. Plus, hunting for food is a weak argument with modern shopping facilities and restaurants.Same with wearing fur, modern fabrics really make it a dated fashion statement.

905 days ago
78.

LisaL    

Hunting because you're going to eat and utilize the animal is one thing killing for sport is just totally unacceptable though.
There is NO reason to do it other than looking like a small dangled douchebag.

905 days ago
79.

Marguerite    

I understand these boys have a lot of idle time and a lack of respect for LIFE. Perhaps-- if they spend a month in an ER or a month with an animal rescue-- they would learn what many of use instinctively KNOW-- that idle killing of animals just seeking to live like we do-- is vicious..
They need to spend an entire year doing something to perpetuate life - not end it.
They are lacking a conscience- intelligence- and education or they would understand preservation, species that are becoming extinct and another way to waste their too many dollars.

905 days ago
80.

Karen Larsen    

this makes me absolutely SICK! To all of you hunters out there. Yes, men have been hunting for years. BUT..it is usually to eat and stay alive! I cannot imagine the mind of someone whop would KILL a beautiful elephant and cut his tail off, REALLY! You are a bunch of SICK bastards! You should be totally ashamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

905 days ago
81.

Stefanie    

This is sick and disgusting! who the hell does he think he is? omg

905 days ago
82.

B.J. Nixon    

**** off people! hunting is hunting! people do it all over the world and hunt 1000's of different animals and been doing it for thousands of years you wouldn't be here if your ancestors didn't hunt to survive! you don't know anything behind their hunt, maybe that elephant was rogue? who knows...your all a bunch of tree hugging bastards, stuck in your ****ing box. how about opening the lid and look out and see whats really happening. ****ing retards! <----thats my thoughts on it.

905 days ago
83.

itsnoise    

You're a man now?!?!

905 days ago
84.

bring back recent posts    

...YUCK..that picture is gross..and I hate the elephant tail too...thanks for posting this on a gossip site..UGH!

905 days ago
85.

nikki    

No way is this ok. OMG this is horrible. I used to like the Trumps not anymore.

905 days ago
86.

Justmythoughts    

If OBAMA was standing in the picture with the knife and tail it would be a much different story. As it is now. Donald Jr. is a dirt bag for killing an animal and providing the local villagers enough food for weeks. YES they eat Elephants! If this had been OBAMA in the picture you would be reading “Obama is saving the starving villagers”

905 days ago
87.

KicksandGiggles    

I know the life of these poor little rich boys is dull and useless, but gosh darn, they really should find something else better to do!! How about become cops and hunt bad guys to hold their scalps like trophies? I'd support that!!!

905 days ago
88.

Mycomaven    

There is not one thing wrong with these hunts. No meat is wasted. the professional hunters that take you on these hunts where you CAN get hurt give the meat to the locals to eat. These animals populations are controlled by the number of permits sold. They will be killed one way or another.

905 days ago
89.

jacksonfive210    

It's funny people are calling them barbaric for killing then they say they wish they would die or they would kill them. You people keep talking about it's ok to hunt for food in the usa most people who hunt deer,quail, and other animals dont really need them for food most people who hunt have enough money for food, they hunt for enjoyment and they tase great too. So I guess everyone whos ever killed a animal or insect should die by most of your guys standards.

905 days ago
90.

Bob22    

Americans eat the most meat in the world, but don't want to see the poor animals get slaughtered. Pathetic.

905 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web