Trump’s family are keen hunters, with both Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump pictured with the carcasses of the wildlife they have killed.
Trump administration plans to reverse Obama-era ban on import of elephant trophies from Africa. Great news for @DonaldJTrumpJr. pic.twitter.com/Rvf5yEutgV
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 16, 2017
What went so wrong with Trump sons that they could kill this beautiful creature pic.twitter.com/L1gquLQrRz
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 13, 2015
Africa’s elephant population plunged by about a fifth between 2006 and 2015 because of increased poaching for ivory, a coveted commodity used in carving and ornamental accessories in China and other parts of Asia, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said last year.
Wildlife activists argue that corruption is endemic in impoverished Zimbabwe, and that money generated by big game hunting and meant for conservation has been diverted into the pockets of crooks and poachers.
Supporters say money made from well-regulated hunts has been used for costly wildlife conservation in cash-starved African countries battling to diminish chronic poverty.