Donald Trump Jr. Hunted a Species Considered a National Treasure In Mongolia

Donald Trump Jr. on one of his hunting trips in Canada. Credit: Twitter

Donald Trump Jr., the homonymous son of the president of the United States, made a hunting trip through
Mongolia in August of this year, during which
he hunted a rare endangered species and considered a national treasure in that country.

It is a species called argali, considered the largest wild sheep in the world, with curved horns that can reach 1.8 meters in length. It inhabits the mountainous regions of central Asia (west of Mongolia).

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The argali is considered a national treasure in Mongolia, and its hunt requires a special permit. Credit: YouTube

Curiously,
Trump Jr. obtained permission to hunt this animal retroactively, one month after the event, and after a meeting with Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga. The story was revealed by the American media
ProPublica.

The expedition had resources from the two governments, to take care of the hunters Credit: Hunting Legends

As reported, the expedition had resources from both the US and Mongolian governments. Security forces from both countries were employed to give protection to the hunting group on the days they remained in the Asian mountains.

The experts consulted realized that argali hunting is regulated in that Asian country through a permit system that works based on political and economic connections.

Big-game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal. & – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
November 19, 2017

In November 2017,
Donald Trump used his Twitter account to refer to trophy hunting, which he considered a "horror show."

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