It has been revealed that Donald Trump Jr. who loves to kill animals for fun obtained a special permit after meeting with Mongolias president according to ProPublica but there’s more to it.
The trip occurred early this past summer and he was of course accompanied by tax payer funded U.S. security as well as Mongolian security forces on his hunt to kill one of the rarest and most endangered sheep in the world.
Permission to kill one of the rare argali sheep is “controlled by an opaque permitting system that experts say is mostly based on money, connections and politics” which were clearly the case here. The large horns of the nearly extinct animal are considered a national treasure in Mongolia which is why permission is needed to kill one.
Special consideration was obviously given when Trump Jr. visited president Khaltmaagiin Battulga as he was issued the permit after that meeting and AFTER ILLEGALLY killing the sheep.
“Trump Jr shot his argali at night, using a rifle with a laser sight, the guides said,” according to ProPublica. “He stopped the local hunting guides from dismembering it at the kill site, instead instructing them to use an aluminum sheet to carry the carcass so as not to damage the fur and horns, said Khuandyg Akhbas one of the hunting guides.
Jr. also managed to murder a red deer which also required a similar permit.
The Trump administration have pushed back against trophy hunting restriction put into place by the Obama administration before caving to public outcry and reinstating the ban but a court ruling later found the Trump administration had reinstated it improperly and ruled to allow trophies to continue being imported into the United States.