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Conservation Groups Slam Trump's 'Reprehensible' Reversal on Elephant Trophies Ban


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Conservation Groups Slam Trump's 'Reprehensible' Reversal on Elephant Trophies Ban

Julia Conley, staff writer

The Interior Department said Wednesday it will allow hunters to import their elephant trophies from Africa


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Little Donny Jr. " Great business decision becoming president dad, just let me show you some trophy’s that I can now bring back from Africa, like an elephant tail".


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Every day, when it seems there can be no lower, slimier, more vile act he can stoop to, Trumpenfuhrer manages to push the envelope downward.


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Maybe if his children weren’t such spoiled wimps; they could join the army and hunt something that shoots back. No offense meant to soldiers.


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The depravity and low-life conduct of this ignorant evil petty dictator and his sons/family is beyond all bounds of common decency and morality! The entire clan are evil scum of the earth - human shite in every degree!!

As rainshadow wrote, every goddamn day there is at least one utterly reprehensible act committed by trump and/or his regime of destruction and death!

Are there no voices - true leaders of moral clarity and decency to stand-up to this hideous creature and shout NO MORE!? Where are the strong voices of our friends?

Silence equals complicity! Have we and our so-called leaders sunk so low?

“Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
– Dr Martin Luther King Jr


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Once again–the ultra wealthy, who seem to be basically a group of psychopaths–cater to each other’s most base behaviors.


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Let’s see now. Elephants are endangered and declining but Trump thinks killing more of them will conserve them. Sounds about right when it comes to Trump and his sociopathic brain. Just another example of just how screwed the world is under Trump. Of course his little sons who love to torture animals with “sport” hunting will benefit directly from this. Seriously, though, people who hunt for sport are nothing but serial killers at their core. Trump is a serial killer. Fuck Trump to hell for yet another instance of his middle finger to life itself.


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Reprehensible on every level. Words fail me. This is a train wreck of a president and nation.


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Yes we should reject the human-supremacist argument that elephants may justly be slaughtered for human pleasure.

We should go much deeper, and reject human-supremacism in general.

We need to live as part of the ecology.

Humans - Humble - Humus - Of the Earth - need to live up to our name. Step down in humility, to recognize our actual status as equal partners with all of living nature.

Otherwise, we merely continue on our rapidly accelerating trajectory toward ecological collapse in the very near term.

Which goes way beyond denouncing the outrages of Trump.


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Yeah, because the “guide” shot the pachyderm in the behind because Trump Trash Tribe #1 was too drunk to know where he was…


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This move was to sate the deranged and despicable desires of DJT’s Trash Tribe to go on “trophy hunting” expeditions unimpaired by laws that they would violate anyway. A more vile, diabolical gang of lowlifes has never before occupied the WH and hopefully never will again. Open season on flying monkeys and other evildoers.

(In addition, the ivory hunters and China (biggest customers) will be very happy. Perhaps this was a secret agreement between DJT and Li Keqiang…the timing of this disastrous dictate is too coincidental.) Perhaps Ivanka (Trash Tribe #3) has a new line of ivory jewelry created specifically for the elite Chinese customer…


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repulsive and sick! The other nations may have to begin to restrict travel and other freedoms/rights of American elites and their sycophants so that they cannot rape the world and impose their sick agenda on others.


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And don’t forget he supposedly represents the “Pro-Life” party. Shame on all of them!


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I’ve never been more ashamed to be an American.


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This is far more serious that it first appears. They claim it only applies to Zimbabwe and Zambia, but in fact it applies to the whole of Africa (and perhaps even more) since there is nothing to stop someone from shipping their trophy to Zimbabwe/Zambia and then importing it from there to the US.


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Or, in the case of the Trump Trash Tribe trophy hunting cowards, taking their elephant trophies on a govt jet back to the US paid for by you and me.


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What folks don’t understand about trophy hunts, and private game reserve hunts in the U. S., is they’re perks and/or enticements to finalize business deals or to work as " commissions " for a job well done.
You can also pay large amounts of cash to hunt on private property and shoot exotic and rare animals, raised in semi-captivity. These private hunting clubs are everywhere, especially in the U.S., and since they’re owned by Corporations probably get healthy tax subsidies and special write-offs. Think of raising show horses, rodeo stock or other similar agri-businesses. That eleaphant or ibex’s care and feeding is a cost of doing business.
Your tax dollars are always at work, they’re just not always working for you.
See also the addax, gemsbock antelope or any long-horned animal. There are many privately raised " exotics " that are used for private hunts in the U.S.


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More on the evil/depraved trump scum…


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Hopefully someday Republicans will be endangered.
Most Democrats also.


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And two of the largest in the US (with additional operations in Africa and Argentina) are located in Texas and Missouri. The killer can save on airfare and then have their ghost writers create a cock and bull story about how they chased down their exotic prey on the African continent. Scum of the earth.