Of Course Being Trump’s Son Makes You Inhumane. People Are Enraged At Trump Jr.’s Latest Plan
Donald Trump Jr. is making a weekend trip to Montana to help Greg Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, win over voters for an open U.S. House seat.
Gianforte is going up against Democrat Rob Quist in the May 25 election for the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Trump Jr. will be making a four-city tour to promote the Republican Gianforte. But That’s not the only thing they will be doing.
According to Gianforte, him and Trump Jr. will be on the haunt for prairie dogs.
“As good Montanans, we want to show good hospitality to people,” Gianforte said. “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?”
But people are angry at the President’s son. According to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, prairie dogs have been listed as species of concern due to their decline in numbers.
“They are a species of concern but also a species not in need of management,” agency spokesman Greg Lemon said.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, prairie dogs are an important species for the Great Plains.
The organization’s director for its Prairie Dog Coalition, Lindsey Sterling Krank, said that prairie dogs help more than 100 other animals by providing food or shelter in the burrows they dig.
Krank also stated that this time of year is when prairie dogs are still nursing their new offspring, meaning hunters who shoot lactating females are condemning the pups to starvation.
“I would love to take Donald Trump Jr. out with a spotting scope and shoot the prairie dog with our cameras,” Krank said. “Shooting a prairie dog colony is not a good conservation message.”
Gianforte, on the other hand, could care less about the defenseless animals and their importance to the Great Plains. He dismissed the organization’s concerns and argued that shooting them is fun.
“Clearly they’ve never shot a prairie dog,” he said. “They don’t know how much fun it is.”