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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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187 Comments

  1. NO PODEMOS SEGUIR TOLERANDO LAS ATROCIDADES DE TRUMP Y SUS ASESINOS!!! ALTO A ESTAS BRUTALIDADES!!!!! SÓLO ESTÁN GENERANDO ODIO Y VIOLENCIA EN NUESTRO MUNDO. ALTO A LOS CRÍMENES DE TRUMP!!!!

  2. What a horrible family the Trump family is.
    Ivanka uses animal fur in her clothing line – thank goodness a lot of department stores are refusing to sell her line.

    Then also the Trumps are into their big game hunting….most likely trying to prove they do not have little …..

    They are are disgrace.

  3. leigh vice says:

    Do these people know how to do anything except kill innocent animals? Too bad someone could not have a hunt with them as bait. Shame on you Greg G. for instigating this kind of horror. You should be included in on the fun of killing, except you, too should be used as bait!!!! Hope you don’t win ANY elections. You are a sick individual!

  4. THE TRUMPS ARE EVIL DISGISTING ANIMAL KILLERS, MURDERERS OF INNOCENT ANIMALS, THESE ARE NOT THE SORT OF SUB HUMANS THAT SHOULD BE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PERSON WHO TOOK HIM OUT TO AS HE SAID HAVE FUN KILLING INNOCENT PREGNANT PRAIRIE DOGS THAT ARE KEY STONE SPECIES IS ONLY WHAT A BRAINLESS IDIOT WOULD DO, KILLING INNOCENT ANIMALS IS NOT FUN, IT IS EVIL AND MENTALY DERAINGED, I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR SUCH AN EVIL DISGUSTING NONE HUMAN, HOPE YOU DONT GET ELECTED.

  5. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL SHOOT THE LITTLE SISSY BOY TRUMP JR IN THE ASS!!

  6. Anne Stph says:

    Not telling his kids that it is cruel to hunt animals, will come back to bite Mr Trump. This politician Greg G is encouraging abusers and murderers to visit Montana – is this all this horrible politician could offer – cruelty??? By the way, a “rodent” is just a word given to a species of animals just like the word “humans” can be used for mankind criminals.

  7. Kathryn Wills says:

    What a bunch of perverted sickos. Obvious sadists, obvious psychopaths, obvious scum.

  8. Janis Hargreaves says:

    These so called civilized humans are no better than savages, even they I am sure only killed to eat!!!
    What is it with the Trump family they only exist to destroy, make suffer for no good reason.
    Because Daddy has money these little idiots think they rule over everything. If they want to kill so badly,enlist in the army and go and be real soldiers against people who shoot back.
    Stay out of our country with your pathetic desire to kill defenceless animals.

  9. Denise Devereux says:

    Hi Mario,
    Yes I am aware of the horiffic torture and slaughter of animals in China and Korea. I am aware USA is not the only country committing these atrocities
    My own country is disgusting also with their live animal export, culling of 1 million kangaroos etc. etc.
    God’s wraith will come down on all countries that abuse, torture and kill other species. I’m on this forum every day. Write to ministers in my own coutry and worldwide but Western Coutries like USA and Australia are supposed to be civilized but their God is the almighty dollar.

  10. The Trump boys have grown up in the shadow of their concrete loving father. Anything soft that moves is only worth killing. These two sad sacks are a real chip off the old block with an American redneck mentality that belongs to the days of the early nineteenth century when the buffalo herds were almost wiped out. It shows just what kind of people abide there when you see the beautiful wildernesses that have been sacrificed and sacrileged to the infamous hog and cattle CAFO’s – huge swathes of land where those animals should be free to graze and forage – keeping themselves and the land and rivers healthy – not to mention the human beings expected to consume the produce from them, meat or dairy. Ask yourselves – would the Trump family ever sit down to such a meal – manufactured in knee deep slurry and manure? Of course not. He even said that some Scottish farmers were, quote, “Pigs.” – which shows you what he thinks of anyone not dressed in a designer suit and the pigs that live on farmland. His sons are losers; safe only when doing what Daddy condones and not having the guts to tell him that they would rather shoot at wildlife with a camera instead, even if they wanted to. Sad sack losers. Wildlife much, much, much more sociable and intelligent a species than the DJT cabal.

  11. Alexandre Engelen says:

    Can this family (Trump) not do anything positive in this society?

  12. Dolores Proubasta says:

    When will we ethically minded people start our own HUNT THE HUNTER HUNT CLUB. Now, there’s real “sport”: Hunters are armed, so they are a fair and challenging target, unlike prairie dogs … Hunters are both destructive of nature and mentally flawed, therefore it would be ecologically and genetically sound to reduce their numbers. Let’s not forget: Hunters are cowards.

  13. sad just sad The same as me to eat, live, love and be left alone . Go shoot some paper targets sickos . Has life have no value anymore ?

  14. Blair Billingsley says:

    How can we stop these bastards? One is a shameless ass-kissing POS currying favor from the president’s loser son and the other is a fucking, shameless animal-abusing, hunting cunt living high off the taxpayer.

  15. D R Babcock says:

    Disgusting and sad. Any wonder as Donald’s sons are proud trophy hunters

  16. BAN THIS CRUEL HUNT.

  17. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Just watched the news. Perhaps next time you could just body slam “the little rodents.”

  18. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared

  19. How utterly VILE and BARBARIC of trump’s son. I guess the rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the infested tree after all.

  20. everyone like this should be wiped off of the face of the earth so the rest can live in peace

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