Denounce Politically Motivated Prairie Dog Hunt With Donald Trump Jr.

Target: Greg Gianforte, Republican politician

Goal: Denounce the politically motivated hunt of black tailed prairie dogs, a keystone species in the western United States’ grasslands.

Greg Gianforte is a Republican campaigning for Montana’s House seat in this year’s election. In an attempt to win political favor, he took Donald Trump’s son out for a prairie dog hunt. Donald Trump Jr.’s love for hunting is well documented; there are photos of him with dead elephants, leopards and crocodiles. The hunting trip took place during peak breeding season for the 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?”

Prairie dogs have a fascinating language, and are said to have quite developed cognitive abilities. They’re often killed by ranchers and farmers, but research as to whether they actually harm crops overall is inconclusive. Some studies show that they have positive effects on grazing land. The black tailed prairie dog is also a keystone species, and up to 40% of vertebrates that live in their range depend on them. Innocent creatures should not be shot regardless, but it just adds insult to injury when, like in this case, many of the animals were pregnant. Sign this petition to denounce Greg Gianforte’s cruel politically motivated hunt with Donald Trump Jr.


Dear Mr. Gianforte,

I was saddened to learn about your prairie dog hunt with Donald Trump Jr. The black tailed prairie dog should be protected, since it is a keystone species and many other animals depend on it for survival. There’s no scientific evidence that they harm farmland, and they don’t attack people. There is no good reason to hunt these creatures, especially during a time of the year when the females are likely to be pregnant. Prairie dogs are very intelligent, and they have special calls for different types of predators, and even communicate to each other how fast the predator is approaching.

Your statement that “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?” indicates a sick and cruel view of the world.

When shot with high powered ammunition, the animals almost look like they’re exploding. To you and Donald Trump Jr., this might be funny, but I can assure you that it is not funny. Surely there could have been other ways to curry political favor, apart from the slaughter of small animals. It is not something someone concerned for his state would do, since the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Park has listed the prairie dogs as a species of concern and their population has declined by 95%. Shame on you for slaughtering the black tailed prairie dogs just for a photo opportunity with Donald Trump Jr.


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  1. this is what pretend ‘men’ with inadequacy issues do. Real men don’t behave like this nor do they need to ‘bond’ with other inadequate ‘men’ whilst killing animals with guns for absolutely no reason. Truly pathetic and the news coming from the USA since the tangerine tyrant was elected as president just shows what a seriously shit hole country the USA is. Absolutely full of horrible people. The USA is a show case of how not to be as a society in general.

  2. I enjoy going out to shoot prairie dogs once they have become over populated in the grasslands. I have seen the devastation that these little guys can do in in just one year. They will destroy a grassland so fast that it will make your head spin and what is left for the cattle to graze on is nothing…unless you’ve been out and see with these little guys can do and beat you out of your hard-earned efforts to make a living ranching then don’t bother making a post. Once the grass is gone the winds will unleash the sand in it takes years to recover. I shoot everyone of them that I can see. I would love to take Trump and his followers out and all you that are against it can come to me in the sand storm and we’ll talk about it.

    • Anytime you’re ready, little man with a small dick.Brainless twit

    • Guess what, mr. self-entitled rancher? NOTHING and NOBODY has destroyed grasslands (or wetlands, or forests, or jungles, or waterways) like man’s plague-like intrusion and heavy hand has. These humanly-genetically-over-manipulated cattle (as is) that you “farm” and “harvest” were never a natural part of these ecosystems, and their currently destructive, vast numbers were also NEVER part of Nature’s more intelligent balance. Farmed cattle (and other farmed animals) and the vast amounts of natural resources wasted to use and exploit them, are among the TOP reasons our planet is in such deep doo-doo today. In the face of all the evidence we already now have, hypocritical and ignorant whining about what and WHO really causes deserts is laughable! And scapegoating other sentient and intelligent creatures’ families and communities is just another example of mankind’s outrageously destructive hubris.

      How about we instead shoot most politicians and ranchers, and then watch how Nature’s advanced intelligence so elegantly and wisely repairs all THEIR previous damage, huh?

    • Audrey Arbogast says:

      Au Chad : vous êtes vraiment ridicule, il y a des gens qui pensent être au dessus de tout, des lois, de la nature, de Dieu, de l’univers aussi et vous et vos semblables qui pensaient être mieux et plus méritants que des animaux vous trompez sur toute la ligne ! Un seul chien de prairie vaut 10 000 êtres aussi vils et tordus que vous ! De plus, votre raisonnement est totalement stupide : si on devait tuer tous les êtes qui “abîment” la nature, les humains seraient les premiers à tuer, et des chasseurs sadiques comme vous en premier. Shoot, shoot, kill, kill, never use a… brain ? ce sont vraiment des mots que des américains prononcent en pensant être au centre du monde car appuyer sur une gâchette est bien plus facile que d’utiliser son cerveau (à moins que vous n’en soyez dépourvu ?), vous êtes tout aussi ridicule et stupide que votre président, et soyez sûr que presque toute la planète le pense !!! la planète se porterait tellement mieux avec des personnes dotées d’un coeur, d’un cerveau et de sensibilité plutôt que d’abrutis sadiques qui n’agissent qu’avec de la testostérone et un flingue (car le cerveau et le coeur en option c’est trop…)

    • I don’t know what to say or how to respond. I am just sitting here, amazed. NO offense, but you really need to stop being so naive. We are the intruders. And lucky for me, I stopped eating meat. Never been better.

  3. Killing is not a sport. Killing is not a game. But if D.Trump Jr.thinks it is: buy him a computer game and he can kill everyone and everything in it.

  4. Jana puckett says:

    Try to understand that Trump and his followers are tiny dicked men who believe shooting unarmed animals with high powered assault rifle make then “manly”. Total douchebags

  5. simon rickman simon rickman says:

    nasty bastards – trump and his family make me sick. sooner he is inpeached the better. sooner his idiot murdering sons die the better.
    i am praying for this, for the sake of all the animals.

  6. Cecelia Nelson says:

    This is APPAULING!!!! WHY? WE are the WORST animal on this once beautiful planet. WE KILL & DESTROY whatever we want. WHY, because we can. SHAME ON US!!!

  7. For the sake of God, get another hobby — FIND another target — leave these animals alone — SHAME on you! — let’s be rational, compassionate, understanding — even if you lack these attributes, THINK of the science behind it all and HOW our planet needs these lovely animals who do way more good for our earth than bad. — STOP YOUR DANGEROUS KILLING!

  8. Estas personas no conocen la misericordia para los seres vivos, son crueles y disfrutan haciendo sufrir, son enfermos.

  9. Donald Trump Jr. should be ASHAMED of himself for killing ANIMALS. First it was killing majestic and iconic Leopard and Elephant in Africa. Now it is the killing of our wonderful and sweet and VITALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR ENVIRONMENTS, Prairie Dogs!! Can he not FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO WITH HIS TIME BESIDES GO OUT TO KILL OUR WILD ANIMALS???!!! These are just trophies to him and people like him who have no regard for what harm they are doing to our landscapes and our environments. This is inexcusable, unnecessary and JUST PLAIN WRONG.

  10. Alice Knight says:

    This is definately atrocious behavior. All for publicity?
    Mr.Trump Jr you you have a young brother that may be looking up to you. You have a responsibility to be a role model. Killing animals of any kind for pleasure is not a commendable trait. Show your compassionate side toward all living beings. Remember we are not the only beings here.

  11. Marilyn Glasgow says:

    The Trump family are without a doubt the most vile people on this earth. They and their stupid followers will one day pay for all of the damage and pain they have caused. How sick they all are.

  12. I will never understand the desire in mankind to kill for the thrill of it. The big cattle ranchers must have a hand in this. All wildlife works in harmony. Mankind is totally responsible for taking wildlife habitats and then slaughtering these animals it when they supposedly become a threat.

  13. boy isn’t he the brave one his name is Donald Trump Jr so what charge him and put him away his name doesn’t mean a thing if it’s animal cruelty just cause your names Trump doesn’t give you the right for this sick pervertion

  14. Lesley Rodgers says:

    So, Trump’s son and Monatanians love to shoot small defenceless pregnant animals and mothers of young babies. All to allegedly save a few crops?
    Some ‘hospitality’ ! I suggest avoid Montana if that is one of their favourite pastimes. Leave these creatures alone, there is plenty of room and believe it or not you do not need to anhialate other living creatures, rodents or otherwise, besides the extreme pain and suffering it causes to the animals, and their babies (yes, they ARE babies) in the nest who will starve to death.
    How do these ‘brave’ men feel about that?

  15. Gene Sengstake says:

    I believe Donald Trump has already shown himself to be a piece of human garbage – so anyone associating with him must be of the same sickening demeanor – nothing at all to be proud of – – –

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