has been buzzing later after disturbing photography’s of sons of US Billionaire Donald Trump were leaked on the internet. The pictures show Donald Trump Jr holding a severed elephant tail while proudly standing on the dead elephant’s carcass. Animal Conservationist were even more outraged when further images were found of the two brothers “killing spree” in Zimbabwe, Eric and Donald Trump Jr are also seen posing in photographs of dead animals killed during a hunting trip.
The animals in the photos include a dead leopard, crocodile, kudu, civet and water buffalo however newspapers claim that these animals were only the ones records. The trip was arranged by Hunting Legends, a South African tour operator based in Pretoria.
We are already struggling to save our rhinos from a poaching epidemic, losing over 433 rhinos in 2011 alone. Did the Trump brothers not do some research before planning their hunting trip? Donald Trump Jnr claims that the money paid for the legal hunting of these animals went towards animal conservation; well these acts are exactly what we are trying to protect our animals from.
My response is “WTF”. Hunting Sanctioned by Zimbabwean Government? This is the same Government which is struggling to introduce a fair democratic system due to corruption.
Leopards are considered near threatened and are listed on the IUCN Red List. The International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN) is a list of threatened species close to extinction level.
In no circumstance should these animals be hunted for entertainment not even due to overpopulation, we live in a civilized society where we struggling to preserve our wildlife.
Park reserves should only allow people view wild life in their natural habitat and not grant wealthy trigger happy hunters permission to pick off out precious wildlife. Donald Trump Jr, a self-confessed trophy hunter, has shown no signs of remorse, tweeted the following on Twitter “no chance I don’t apologize to cater to public opinion when I did nothing wrong. To do so would be to sell myself out.”
“I taylor (Ironically, it’s “tailor” Einstein) my responses to match the intelligence of the person I am responding to.”
Many of his fans have come to his defence also exhibiting signs of ignorance and distorted sense of reality.
Just reading his (Donald Trump Jr) disrespectful tweets can turn the stomach, I regard this act as exploitation of the people and an injustice to Africa.
I recommend a reputable tour operator for environmentally friendly day tours in South African and Zimbabwe.
Choose from a list of available coach tours in and around South Africa.