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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People who respect nature do not slaughter elephants or leopards, and then attempt to justify their action by claiming it was meat for villagers. These pathetic individuals love power and killing, which is evident in viewing the pictures.

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If the two sons wants to HUNT so bad, WHY NOT send them to Afghanistan, and let them hunt FOR REAL. Not just an animal that can't FIRE back, but let them CLEAN up over there, IF THEY HAVE THE GUTS to do it. Of course, the *Donald* will DEFEND them, so did Jeffrey Dahmer's dad, Charlie Manson followers. What the heck, *The Donald* can BUY anything, and since they are his SONS, they can even ROB any bank if they want to PLAY *cops & robbers*. But tell the COPS to use REAL BULLETS, and see how the game is really played.

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Those "silver-spoons-in-their-mouth SPOILED BRATS think that they can do ANYTHING & GET THE F**K AWAY WITH IT! "THE DON" DON'T CARE @ ALL! HE THINKS ANYTHING HIS OFFSPRING DOES IS JUSTIFIED!!

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What a disgrace he is. He should be ashamed.

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One of the animals that they killed was a leopard, whose meat is not apt for human consumption. So Jr. is lying (then again, he's a Trump, so what else is new?) when he says all the meat was donated to villagers. And there's plenty wrong with killing animals that you're not going to eat, simply to prove how macho you are. Considering the little Trumps have achieved nothing on their own, and are where they are in life solely because Daddy gave them a job, I understand their feelings of inadequacy, but how about not taking it on innocent animals, jerks?

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PETA or no PETA these men (and I use the term loosely) are a disgrace. Trophy killing is hunting at its worst. Shame on them.

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THAT POOR ELLIE HOW MANY OF THESE FAMILIES HAVE TO GO THRU THIS REMEMBER ELLIER REMEMBER.SHAME ON THIS INHUMANE PERSON FOR MURDERING OUR WILDLIFE.LEAVE THE WILDLIFE ALONE.GET YOUR KICKS SOMEWHERE ELSE.YOU R NOT HUMAN YOUR A KILLING MACHINE SHAME SHAME ON YOU

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They were on a big game hunt. All meat was given to the local tribes. They are nothing like the killers PETA, which KILLS over 85% of every dog and cat they take in. PETA is the most evil group of killers in the USA. Check in out on Google. PETA means DEATH to all animals.

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These guys are killers. You can see they love to kill. And to listen to the old man he could give a shit. They have been destroying life for some time now...only then you hear trump say he dosent approve. What a terrible family.

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Both of these brats are douchebags. Elephants are not hunted by local tribes.....that's done for big game hunters only. Absolutely revolting practice...