Donald Trump, Jr. Defends Brutal Hunting Pics

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Donald Trump's sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., have been criticized over a series of hunting photos showing them with fresh kills in Zimbabwe last year.

They've done nothing illegal, but in one of the more controversial shots, Donald Jr. is seen grinning broadly while holding the severed tail of an elephant.

He has predictably been eviscerated by PETA in press releases, but defended his actions on Twitter, saying that he was simply taking part in a local custom.

Donald Trump, Jr. Photo

Trump Jr. has not apologized, and has been actively defending his actions to his 120,000 followers, along with getting into a few spats with readers.

In one Twitter update, Trump Jr. writes, "I don't apologize to cater to public opinion when I did nothing wrong. To do so would be to sell myself out."

Responding to criticism from PETA, the executive V.P. of the Trump organization wrote, "yea ok peta, not exactly known for credible and unbiased info."

In a joint statement released by the brothers, they again defended the images, noting that all meat killed during the hunt was donated to local villagers:

"We are both avid outdoorsmen. Brought up hunting and fishing with our grandfather, he taught us that nothing should ever be taken for granted or wasted."

"We have the utmost respect for nature and have always hunted strictly in accordance with local laws, customs and regulations."

What do you think of their actions?

 

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I wish I could hunt him and stand there with his D.I.C.K in my hand.

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You are a very sick bastard, your money and position in life should have taught you to behave in a civilized manner. This is disgusting and barbaric and if you need to kill wildlife to feel like a man you have no balls at all, your and your father are a disgrace to humanity.

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You are a very sick bastard, your money and position in life should have taught you to behave in a civilized manner. This is disgusting and barbaric and if you need to kill wildlife to feel like a man you have no balls at all, your sick, sick, sick.

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how truely repulsive...try hunting without the guns and knives where's your manhood now..you chose to be spoiled rich kid with no remorse for the lives of these precious animals.Shame on you.

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If you did in fact give the meat to the local vilagers, then where are the pics of that? Either way you are disgusting! And sorry excuses for HUMANE beings!!! And why should you care? You are so wrapped up in youe vile behavior, that you actually think you have a right to slaughter these beautiful animals!!! You did this for sport, and that in itself is a crime against nature! What complete douchebags!!!

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What does being Republican, Southern, and short between the legs have to do with ANYTHING!?! He hunts. His Dad has money. Big deal. If he's not poaching--cut him some slack!

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I wager that most of those of against this live pathetic little lives, didn't get an education that would allow you to do what you would like to do. So you work and take care of your cats, who you feed other animals to in little cans or dried pellets, and wring your hands over the death of an elephant. They payed into the economy for the priviledge of shooting lump of meat close to what most of you make in a year. That means jobs for dozens of people. They pay a host of fees, plus the costs of transportation and food, not including the cost of preservation and transport of the trophies to your home country and taxidermist costs. I checked for one for myself, and it can run you as high as $25K depending on what species you want to kill. Lion, leopard, elephant, cape buffalo, so get over it. Go on with your pathetic lives and stop hating people for being able to do what you can't. You should have picked your parents better.

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@Ronald Brump, your a riot!! Agreed!! Lol

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Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do something. I think that its hard to for most of us that don't agree with it to understand why it is okay to take the life of another animal for pure sport...to kill it for no other meaning than to just kill it. I'm sure there are hunters with a million reasons why but I'm the one that folds a spider in a napkin and walks him outside so call me a bleeding heart. I think the posting the picture of holding a knife and the severed tail could have been held back. What was the purpose of posting that?? To purposefully piss people off? I know the Trumps are Republican and the majority of people who like to hunt are Southern and there are a lot of Southern Republicans-- I'm just trying to figure it out.

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Pam, AB needs correcting as well. It is "an" idiot.