Donald Trump’s Sons Under Fire for ‘Brutal Hunting’

Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump have drawn the ire of PETA after photos surfaced showing the brothers on a wild game hunting trip in Zimbabwe last year.

TMZ first posted photos from the trip under the headline, “Donald Trump’s Sons Ignite War Over Animal Butchery.” During the hunting trip, the Trump sons reportedly killed a number of exotic animals, including an elephant, crocodile, kudu, civet cat and waterbuck.

Trump was quick to defend his sons, telling TMZ, “My sons love hunting. They’re hunters and they’ve become good at it. I know that anything they did was 100% OK in terms of the hunting community.” However, Trump was equally quick to note that he himself does not share in the sport, saying, “I am not a believer in hunting and I’m surprised they like it.”


In one of the more controversial photos, Donald Jr. is seen grinning broadly while holding the severed tail of an elephant in his hands. He defended his actions on his Twitter account, saying that he was simply taking part in a local custom.

In a joint statement released by the Trump brothers, they defended their actions and noted that all of the meat killed in their hunting expedition was donated to local villagers.

Source: Yahoo News

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Amateur Artist Cracks Da Vinci ‘Zoo’ Code

An artist claims to have cracked a 500-year-old mystery surrounding the Mona Lisa – by spotting a series of zoo animals hidden in the painting. Ron Piccirillo believes it is possible to see the heads of a lion, an ape and a buffalo floating in the air around the subject’s head along with a crocodile or snake coming out of the left hand side of her body.

The amateur oil painter and graphic designer based in New York says he followed a series of instructions set out by the artist Leonardo da Vinci to decipher the image and claims his discovery cracks open the meaning of the work, painted in 1519. That the Mona Lisa is actually a representation of envy.

Mr. Piccirillo claims to have found similar hidden images in works by other Renaissance painters such as Titian and Rafael. It was when he turned the painting on its side that he first noticed the lion’s head. He also said he had found either a crocodile or snake by following the instructions of da Vinci’s journals.

“This is the key to understanding how Leonardo and many other Renaissance artists hid subjects in their artwork. If you know to look for them, they are there,” Piccirillo says. “It’s not every day you spot something that has gone unnoticed for 500 years.”

 

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