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BJ'S BLOG 03/14/12 "Hunting with the Trumps"

Yesterday we talked about the latest news on the Trump family.

“Celebrity Apprentice” boss Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, have been under fire since a series of photos of their African safari from last year have surfaced online.

In the images you see Donald Jr. and Eric standing next to dead animals they hunted.

Obviously PETA was none too happy about this and put out this statement:

“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. Like all animals, elephants, buffalo, and crocodiles deserve better than to be killed and hacked apart for two young millionaires' grisly photo opportunity. If the Trumps want to help villagers, they have plenty of resources at their disposal.”

The Trump brothers released a statement to Access Hollywood saying, “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. We have the utmost respect for nature and have always hunted in accordance with local laws and regulations,” the Trump sons said in a joint statement. “In addition, all meat was donated to local villagers who were incredibly grateful. We love traveling and being in the woods – at the end of the day, we are outdoorsmen at heart.”

Donald trump told Access Hollywood “I’m not a fan of the whole situation and I’m going to talk to them about it, yes.”

I have no problem with giving the Trumps a hard time when they deserve it but they have done nothing wrong.

They followed all the rules, they didn’t kill endangered animals, and they didn’t let the meat go to waste.

I understand why Donald Sr. wants to talk to them. Even though hunting safaris are ok in Africa, it’s not as widely accepted anymore amongst the everyday men and women here in the US. The Trump family is a brand, and they have to do what is best for their brand, but I still think it’s ridiculous that this is what PETA feels they need to spend their energy complaining about.

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03/14/2012 8:21AM
BJ'S BLOG 03/14/12 "unting with the Trumps"
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