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BY LAUREN ZIMA


Donald Trump’s sons are under fire after photos surface of them posing with the carcasses of several animals. TMZ has the pics, from a safari trip the two reportedly went on about a year ago.

“Posing in front of dead animals, that’s an elephant’s tail that Donald Trump Jr. is holding up. A massive alligator that they’ve hung up on a tree. Dead crocodile, dead water buffalo.”

Donald Trump Sr. was not on the trip, and tells TMZ he’s not a hunter — but his sons are good at it. Other animals the two were photographed with include a kudu and a leopard. The Sun reports...

“Animal rights groups have slammed Donald Trump Jr, 34, and his brother Eric, 28, for killing [the] creatures … [calling] the hunt insensitive and grisly.”

PETA was the group that called the photos “grisly.” Gawker calls the brothers “jackasses.”

But Donald Trump Jr. and Eric argue the animals were not endangered and that meat from them went to local villagers. They released a statement to E!.

"We are both avid outdoorsmen and were brought up hunting and fishing with our Grandfather who taught us that nothing should ever be taken for granted or wasted.”

The brothers have also gotten some backlash on Twitter — and Donald Jr. has been responding. He addressed one comment about the photo of him holding the elephant tail.

“@imyourlawyer mutilating a corpse? A villager cut the tail off as part of their traditions from the old ivory hunters I went with it.”

But Celebrity Dirty Laundry isn’t buying the explanations.

“ … these two represent the worst of the worst, spending ostentatious amounts of money to prove that they are indeed men. Next time, maybe they should save the PR crisis and stick to their father’s way of validation by making employees feel useless and by paying beautiful women to have sex with them.”

And money does seem to be involved. The Gothamist reports:

“The Trumps reportedly paid at least $2,795.00 and another $1,997.00 for the Waterbuck they were pictured with, but Don Jr. says on Twitter, ‘the money from hunting fees preserves animals and habitat.’”
 

Donald Trump's Sons Defend 'Grisly' Safari Photos

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Mar 14, 2012

Donald Trump's Sons Defend 'Grisly' Safari Photos

 

(Image Source: New York Daily News)

BY LAUREN ZIMA


Donald Trump’s sons are under fire after photos surface of them posing with the carcasses of several animals. TMZ has the pics, from a safari trip the two reportedly went on about a year ago.

“Posing in front of dead animals, that’s an elephant’s tail that Donald Trump Jr. is holding up. A massive alligator that they’ve hung up on a tree. Dead crocodile, dead water buffalo.”

Donald Trump Sr. was not on the trip, and tells TMZ he’s not a hunter — but his sons are good at it. Other animals the two were photographed with include a kudu and a leopard. The Sun reports...

“Animal rights groups have slammed Donald Trump Jr, 34, and his brother Eric, 28, for killing [the] creatures … [calling] the hunt insensitive and grisly.”

PETA was the group that called the photos “grisly.” Gawker calls the brothers “jackasses.”

But Donald Trump Jr. and Eric argue the animals were not endangered and that meat from them went to local villagers. They released a statement to E!.

"We are both avid outdoorsmen and were brought up hunting and fishing with our Grandfather who taught us that nothing should ever be taken for granted or wasted.”

The brothers have also gotten some backlash on Twitter — and Donald Jr. has been responding. He addressed one comment about the photo of him holding the elephant tail.

“@imyourlawyer mutilating a corpse? A villager cut the tail off as part of their traditions from the old ivory hunters I went with it.”

But Celebrity Dirty Laundry isn’t buying the explanations.

“ … these two represent the worst of the worst, spending ostentatious amounts of money to prove that they are indeed men. Next time, maybe they should save the PR crisis and stick to their father’s way of validation by making employees feel useless and by paying beautiful women to have sex with them.”

And money does seem to be involved. The Gothamist reports:

“The Trumps reportedly paid at least $2,795.00 and another $1,997.00 for the Waterbuck they were pictured with, but Don Jr. says on Twitter, ‘the money from hunting fees preserves animals and habitat.’”
 

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