PETA Slams Donald Trump's Sons For Killing Rare Wildlife

Mon, March 12, 2012 10:10pm EDT by 90 Comments

The animal rights organization tells HollywoodLife.com that the Trumps’ behavior is ‘grisly.’

Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, went on a game safari in Zimbabwe last year that turned into quite the bloodbath. “My sons love hunting,” Donald tells TMZ. “They’re hunters and they’ve become good at it.” But HollywoodLife.com has exclusively learned that not everyone was thrilled with their hunt.

Photos of Eric and Donald Jr.’s kills, including an elephant, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and waterbuck, have generated outrage from fans and animal rights organizations alike. One of the gruesome photos shows Donald Jr. holding a dead elephant’s tail in one hand and a knife which appears to have cut off the tail in his other, reports TMZ. A wildlife enthusiast’s website even created a YouTube video of the slaughter expressing its fury.

“Like all animals, elephants, buffalo, and crocodiles deserve better than to be killed and hacked apart for two young millionaires’ grisly photo opportunity,” a spokesperson from PETA exclusively tells us exclusively. “If the young Trumps are looking for a thrill, perhaps they should consider skydiving, bungee jumping, or even following in their anti-hunting father’s footsteps and taking down competing businesses—not wild animals. If the Trumps want to help villagers, they have plenty of resources at their disposal.”

What do you think about the Trump boys’ extracurricular activities HollywoodLifers?

— Jennifer Kamm

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Yvonne Raya

Posted at 12:52 PM on March 22, 2012  

Given a life of many opportunities to have an impact on the world and these two choose acts of senseless violence. Another example of humans disregard for other living creatures.

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Margaret Kearnsw

Posted at 8:54 AM on March 22, 2012  

I am disgusted and appalled by this situation where two rich people can exploit and senselessly kill animals in the name of sport. Why couldn’t they take photos and donate the $50 000 to the local communities? Shame on you both. Gutless individuals, both of you.

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Kathleen Flick

Posted at 1:37 PM on March 20, 2012  

They are sick cowards. How can any company promote anything Trump related? Disgusting, shameful sob’s.

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burrabbit

Posted at 11:39 AM on March 20, 2012  

Well they seem to have disappeared again so I reinterate my challenge. Please repost ALL of my comments.Especially the one on 3/19/12

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burrabbit

Posted at 7:56 PM on March 19, 2012  

Well Ihave to apologize for my last post . All my comments are in fact posted . I dont know why I didnt see them for some 20mins after I brought up all the others- enen the one posted after my previous post. Slow connection I guess.
Hope your readers appreciate a different point of view.

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burrabbit

Posted at 7:45 PM on March 19, 2012  

Wow ,I have left two other comments explaining hunting and the need for hunting, the tradition and work involved and both those comments have been erased, deleted , CENCORED for no reason save you can not stand to see the truth in print. I used no profanity and explained in clear polite and rational terms why hunters arefrinds of all wildlife.We are a great and necessary part of helping wildlife to thrive, both those hunted and non hunted species. I simply stated many of the truths on wildlife conservation and you at this blog cannot take the truth.
Shame on you for such a cowardly act.
I challengs you to repost my comments and in a rational way rebutt ant point I made.

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ann marie mixon

Posted at 2:57 PM on March 19, 2012  

To try and justify what they did makes me sick to my stomach.Now that I
Know the type of people they really are with no souls and no heart I will never watch anything with them in it.They all remind me of robots with no emotions. I could care less about how rich they are to me their just scum of the earth

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Bonnie

Posted at 5:47 PM on March 17, 2012  

Trumps sons are just the most disgusting human beings in the world. I mean you can’t justify this horrible display of animal cruelty. They killed a leopard and a wild cat. They din’t eat those…sick sick sick …they won’t live this down they are done in the eye of the public. Now all they will ever be know as is sick animal killers.

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naturelover

Posted at 12:44 PM on March 16, 2012  

The Trumps defended their action by saying they are helping the community and they followed the laws. There are no laws in Zimbabwe, if not people won’t be getting tortured and killed. Never mind the environment. This is the truth: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.167464516673765.44178.164043560349194&type=3

This is politically motivated in Zimbabwe. People deliberately hack of animals legs while they are alive. They want to drive the famers away. These are people fighting for the elephants and trying to discourage them from eating the meat of these endangered animals. It is near impossible to get funds for poaching and this is what the trumps do.

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=164889610264589

http://zanupfcrime.com/ – Another reality and by the way vey mild pictures compared to what I have seen. You should take a look at the nice work of a “lawful” country as the trumps so nicely put it.

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ju

Posted at 12:16 PM on March 16, 2012  

trumps spawn they are little terds that think they can do anything they want you morons killed precios cats and elephant you ought to go rot in prision for cruelty to animals you said to feed the villagers what a load of crap you weasels should fight in the war thats a real man fighting poor rare animals that dont have a chance your coward god noes what you did in your next life you will become one of those animals gwt a life donate money to animals you little sissies

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burrabbit

Posted at 5:50 PM on March 15, 2012  

No rare animals were killed. No captive helpless animals slain in tiny enclosures. All have well managed free ranging populations that require population reductions for the overall health of the habitat and all other intermingling species- including humans.
The elephants are eating themselves out of house and home. Their Population has exploded under the protection provided by regulated sport hunting and the resulting conservation measuses enacted with the funds it generates.
Hunters provide more funds for the improvement of habitat and long term well being of wildlife than any other segment of society – barr none.
Peta and HSUS why do you encourage spay and neutering pets. Its not very popular with the receipients. Also why do you euthanize 95% of the animals you “SAVE”.
Leave the good guys , the hunters, who know understand and support , sound wildlife management and habitat requirements, alone and stick to the puppies, kittens, and starving horses
Maybe you could get a few more adopted or be able to feed more of them if you stopped working so hard against wildlifes best friends ,HUNTERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shoot with you camera only!

Posted at 12:07 PM on March 16, 2012  

He actually killed a Leopard…. an endangered species!!!
All the big cats in Africa and the world for that matter are becoming scarcer and scarcer, they should rather have hunted buck like Springbok that are commercially farmed…

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Stephanie

Posted at 4:12 PM on March 15, 2012  

I don’t care if you love PETA or hate them. What these men did was sick and inhumane. There are so many things wrong with this story. First, Donald Trump says his sons are “good hunters”. Where is the skill in going into a fenced arena, armed with a shotgun and walking up to a helpless animal and shooting it? Secondly, they say they “fed a village”. Is this suppose to justify their killing spree? If they want to help a village, they should use their money on buliding schools, farms and providing education. Killing an elephant is NOT helping ANYBODY. Third, do these “men” have any idea how intelligent elephants are? There is research which proves that elephants have the same emotions that humans do. They love, they express joy, they live in families which have several generations of elephants, they MOURN the loss of other elephants. How one can gain pleasure in murdering such a beautiful, gentle, peaceful creature is beyond me. My take on this is that they both must have small d!cks and murdering innocent animals makes them feel more manly. How their wives sleep with these freaks is beyond me. This isn’t a PETA issue (for all you PETA haters) this is a human issue and anybody who condones this is barbaric.

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Lauren

Posted at 6:34 PM on March 17, 2012  

Could’t agree more with this statement. Animals are so innocent, they were here before humans were. What gives us the right to slowly kill off species of animals. Money and greed is a disgusting thing! How would the filthy greasy haired douche bags like it if someone shot them in their home, took them away from their family and had a photo of their killer infrong of their dead body. Do something useful with your dads money you disgusting distasteful worthless man. Whats next on the agenda, joining kony?

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Robert

Posted at 9:02 AM on March 15, 2012  

PETA sucks!

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Grace

Posted at 3:48 PM on March 15, 2012  

Peta Rocks!

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Jyro

Posted at 8:49 AM on March 15, 2012  

Welcome to the intolerance of the left. They always want to run lives and tell people what to do. Animals are on Earth for man to use.

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Grace

Posted at 3:47 PM on March 15, 2012  

What a nitwit and an ignoramus!This has nothing to do with the left or right–it’s about behaving responsibly with life forms other than our own. We aren’t superior to them, we share the planet WITH them. We are the caretakers of the earth not the rape and pillagers. Those who do what the Trump boys did are the lowest lifeforms on the planet. They’re showing sheer egomania, trying to prove to themselves if to no one else they are as good as their Dad. Dad isn’t too great either, so I wouldn’t be holding him up as any paragon of anything other than greed.

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caroza

Posted at 6:06 AM on March 17, 2012  

Welcome to the violence of the right! “Intolerance” is objectionable but slaughter is cool? You’re morally bankrupt.

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Sandi

Posted at 11:28 PM on March 14, 2012  

Dear Ben –

Really? An alternative headline? Your talking about people that are loaded with so much money and killing wildlife sensibly should had not be an option. These are the trumps we are speaking off. Why do you all think that is ok to kill to feed others? There are other food sources and yes, found in Africa too. Killing animals was a way for others that did not understand on alternatives. Now we do but the tradition continues for the ignorants like you. It’s wrong to take away life to feed when food sources are everywhere and healthier way at that. Educate yourself homeboy!! Stop being ignorant like the rest that are posting here!

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Ben James

Posted at 10:52 PM on March 14, 2012  

“Trump’s Sons Feed an African Village of at Least 240 People for a Month During a Hunting Trip Last Year” could have been an alternative headline once all the details of the trip were learned. However, I don’t think it would have captured the same type of audience or outrage. Journalism at its worst.

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Grace

Posted at 3:52 PM on March 15, 2012  

Give me a break! You have been taken in by the spin doctors of the Trump organization or you are one! With their money they could send in all kinds of much needed supplies and not this bogus big game kill! With their money they could feed villages for years using the good old-fashioned ways giving them balanced diets with vegetables, fruits, milk, vitamins, etc. Get real!!

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For the red in you

Posted at 10:45 PM on March 14, 2012  

I meant to say that their hygiene and a set full of teeth IS NOT IMPORTANT!!! Where bad breath and lice in their hair was…along with their pick up trucks which was a compensation for little things if you know what I mean.

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Sandi

Posted at 9:05 PM on March 14, 2012  

Oh! And now we have bruce on 3/14 as well! no cap needed for him either. Well at least not this type of cap. You and mr. dick must be from the same planet. Damn! Why couldn’t you both been animals instead of what you were suppose to be?!?! Humans!!!! Then I would definitely take up hunting! Maybe in your next life time. Damn! I won’t be able to join you two bastards, I don’t believe we will be heading down together. I hope you both meet your match where you are heading to. Pieces of low lives. Apparently, you don’t read well or your comprehension level got stuck at 4th grade and never made it out of that level. Animals in its entirely, wild or domesticated aren’t ours to eat. Tradition has made us believe that it’s ok to do so. We have evolved and became more sophisticated and educated (except for you two a-holes) to discover that we don’t need to eat animals and shouldn’t as we are discovering that many illnesses such as cancer has been linked to animal consumption. So! little runny nose, smelly bruce…I bet no one loves you for real! Anyway, do your homework and search for your heart but maybe that will be a problem….I already can tell that you don’t have one!! You should consider doing porn. Because you are scum! And take rick, I mean dick with you. I will be your number one fan…dick, can you make bruce some s.@& soup…you know, your expertise!

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Sandi

Posted at 8:34 PM on March 14, 2012  

I will no longer watch the apprentice and I will advise everyone I know to do the same. Hell with the trumps! Not worth capitalizing the f.@& name.

And for you: justin dick or excuse me justin rick that commented on March 14th. The world already have way to many chefs and I don’t see anything wrong with hunting chef’s for a good hearty um um meal. So! To keep chef’s population to normal levels (what ever that means to you, you ignorant, illiterate so called piece of what was meant to be a human bein – which you are not) I would love to hunt you down and don’t worry it won’t be for sport but to feed other animals like you. I promise, I will not waste any part of you. It will probably make that animal throw up and make it sick.

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Me

Posted at 7:50 PM on March 14, 2012  

I’m not a Trump fan, but just shut up PETA. They are even worse.

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Grace

Posted at 3:54 PM on March 15, 2012  

I LOVE PETA, they do GREAT work on behalf of animals–as we can see from this latest story about the Trumps, it is MUCH NEEDED!

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Janet tierney

Posted at 7:50 PM on March 14, 2012  

That is disgusting what you both do. The poor animals. Who do you think you are.poor defenseless animals. See how you would like it done to yourself. Disgraceful. Turning off apprentice. No longer watching that show. Disgusting.

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David Ratliff

Posted at 3:03 PM on March 14, 2012  

Typical hypocrisy from PETA. Where does the Bald Eagle fit in? I guess it’s okay to kill eagles when practicing barbarian rites.

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z

Posted at 2:18 PM on March 14, 2012  

funny how when PETA murders animals then throws their bodies in dumpsters they don’t think anything is wrong with that

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Justin Rick

Posted at 1:08 PM on March 14, 2012  

I am a hunter and a chef. Their is nothing wrong with hunting. It keeps animal populations down to normal levels. I am against poaching- killing animals for sport or their furs. But i see nothing wrong with what the Trump brothers did. As long as you utilize every bit of the animal and do so leaglly then their is nothing worng with it

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Grace

Posted at 4:03 PM on March 15, 2012  

That response is the “typical” one used by chefs across the country to justify their need for exotic meats. We need more vegan and vegetarian chefs. You could make a killing (pun intended) by supporting restaurants with that type of menu especially when you consider the aging boomer population that will be turning away from red meat in droves in the next few years. I’ll even give you the name for your very popular vegetarian restaurant: “No Red Meat!”

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bruce

Posted at 12:56 PM on March 14, 2012  

PETA has no honor. There is nothing they do that Americans haven’t already covered by law. PETA is only interested in constricting freedoms to fit their exclusive choice. Their latest achievement is california’s Leiu’s Law, PC 597 sect 2, which defines animal cruelty to consist of selling pets, displaying pets for sale, giving away your pet, and more. But this same activity is not cruel if you belong to special exempt groups??? California state Senator Lieu, destroyer of honest freedoms for campaign contributions

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