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Donald Trump's Sons

Reportedly Under Investigation

for Controversial Hunting Trip

3/25/2012 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump's sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, are under investigation in Zimbabwe to determine if their hunting trip -- which made news when photos of the guys posing with dead animals surfaced last week -- was actually legal. 

The independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said that Trump's sons used a South African safari firm that is not registered in Zimbabwe during their 2011 hunting trip. They reportedly killed an elephant, an endangered leopard, a buffalo, a crocodile and other "big game" animals.

The task force is currently investigating whether license and trophy fees were paid and if the South African firm had been cleared by Zimbabwe wildlife authorities to operate.

Donald Jr. tweeted after the photos became public, saying, "I'm a hunter, for that I make no apologies ... 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."

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31.

lisa    

I already knew your father was a disgusting human being, now I see he passed those values on to his ugly sons.

You boys are NOTHING in the world. puzzys. Daddy bought your way into school, he has obviously bought you out of trouble on probably more than one occasion and he will pay for your a** your whole life.

Go BUILD something of your own that is socially responsible and stop shooting defenseless animals like a puzzy little rich boy.

940 days ago
32.

lisa    

I already knew your father was a disgusting human being, now I see he passed those values on to his ugly sons.

You boys are NOTHING in the world. *****s. Daddy bought your way into school, he has obviously bought you out of trouble on probably more than one occasion and he will pay for your a** your whole life.

Go BUILD something of your own that is socially responsible and stop shooting defenseless animals like a ***** rich boy.

940 days ago
33.

RandomMongol    

You want to hunt? Sure. No problem. You may have a stick and your bare hands. The animals get no guns so neither do you, you wimp.

940 days ago
34.

ju    

these two little morons should be in prision for cruelty to animal a leopard and a elephent what a bunch of pea brained losers you cant think for yourself you should be ashamed yeah right you gave the meat to the villagers who eats elephants and leopards it so you little wimps could have a trophy go to afganistan and fight in the war instead of being ugly spoiled brats

940 days ago
35.

Tammy    

If the allegations are true, this is about the company, not its customers. I don't know how the intelligence of the TMZ staff, but if an unlicenced company does business, the authorities go after the company, not its customers who believed the company was legally licenced.

940 days ago
36.

Lisa    

Hungry villagers my butt. He should be ashamed of those words coming out of his mouth like if it wasn't for him and the other murderers on that killing spree those "hungry villagers" wouldn't have had anything to eat. What were these villagers doing for food before they came there? What are they doing now for food? Because they were in Africa I guess it is safe to assume there were starving villagers who didn't have a clue how to get food to eat and was waiting eagerly for them to kill these animals in the hopes of getting the carcasses afterwards. Wouldn't these "hungry villagers" know how to hunt those animals themselves? They live there after all!

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37.

africanhunt    

Africa is an amazing place for reasons you can never appreciate. All our spectacular wildlife and wilderness come at a cost to the people who have to live with them. Our progress is slower but never the less encroaching and making our wilderness smaller. Can you deny the people of Africa the luxuries and the conveniences you have? We have followed your footsteps in creating national parks where these majestic animals are now confined. Animals when conserved have a way of populating though, so how do we control the numbers ethically? Should we ship some to your city, will you take care of them there? No, lets just let them roam over there in Africa let them destroy poor farmers crops that makes less than a dollar a day, let the lions catch little kids on their way to school, let the poor elephants trample villagers to death on their way to the market? I live here i see it happening every day. Why shouldn’t we control these animals with high-powered rifles? Why should we recon they are worth more than the pounds of meat that they are? Why should they live in our back yard, because you sitting far away in front of your laptop ‘type’ so?

940 days ago
38.

myopinion    

Never liked the Trumps and I despise them even more!!!!

940 days ago
39.

africanhunt    

When we add a trophy fee to these animals that need to be controlled we create a value for them, people that loose family members or lively hood can now benefit or be compensated for their losses. If these animals don’t have value they would be killed indiscriminately and rightly so, I am sure loosing family members and money to them would make you feel the same way? Being the poorest countries in the world we do the best we can to manage a much larger wildlife estate that you can ever comprehend. I don’t see you or PEDA or GREENPEACE or any other environmental friendly misguided institution where I live dealing with the realities of our lives over here. And for zoos, don’t even get me started, lets keep animals in cages and let us humans decide how many square inches are enough to keep a lion majestic.

940 days ago
40.

Meggy9489    

hes such a douche for doing this ... let the animals live i I dont care if your a hunter or not dont kill endangered animals its just not the right thing to to. and the pathetic thing is that for all his trouble daddy will most likely pay it all off and theres the end of it and hell just keep killing these poor innocent animals!

940 days ago
41.

patty    

i'm sure the trump boys knew this safari operation was illegal, they know there is no way they could legally kill an endangered leopard - but they won't get any thing more than a fine - jerks!

940 days ago
42.

Woot    

I would not AT ALL be sad if these two wastes of oxygen were to find themselves without benefit of life.

940 days ago
43.

Xena    

You can take the man out of the carnival but you can't take the carni out of the man!!

940 days ago
44.

I am Spartacus    

Basically Zimbabwe just wants a handout. The blame isn't on the Trumps, it's on the safari firm they used because they are the ones who are supposed to know the laws and regulations.


I usually don't get on people for hunting, i'm not a fan of it but to each their own. HOWEVER, what is so great about shooting something from a long distance? It takes a real tough guy to shoot something with a gun at a long distance.

940 days ago
45.

terri    

Rich snobs. They should volunteer at an african village. Maybe get some water pumps so they can grow vegetables. Instead they go there to kill animals?? Morans. They killed an elephant????? That in itself is not forgiveable. Why? Sick. They are flawed like their dad. Killers!! I hope you all quit watching Celebrity apprentice. Don't watch that show. Its rewarding that kind of behaviour.

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