Hunting animals is just like golf, says Donald Trump as his sons pose with safari trophy kills
SICK photographs have emerged of two of Donald Trump’s sons showing off animals they murdered on kill safaris in Africa.
X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne posted a picture on Instagram of Donald Jnr, 38, and Eric, 32, proudly posing with a dead leopard after a hunting trip in Zimbabwe.
Sharon – who is a critic of the Republican US presidential candidate – added a message for her 2.4million followers, saying: “Really? A great example of humanity, killing animals in Africa?! Disgusting.”
Other pictures emerged in 2012 of the Trump brothers standing next to animals they gunned down on two trips in 2010 and 2011 – including antelope, waterbuck, two buffalos, a great warthog and a civet cat.
Trump Snr defended his sons’ hobby of hunting on African kill safaris, saying: “My sons love to hunt. Eric is a hunter and I’d say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf. They’re great marksman, great shots and love it. I like golf. I don’t do that.”
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Donald Jnr said: “Hunting isn’t about killing. Hunting and fishing makes you fall in love with the natural world.”
Last night, naturalist Chris Packham said: “They should feel utterly ashamed. And they’re not doing their dad any favours as a man campaigning to become president of the US.”