Trump Jr. Under Investigation For Killing Endangered Sheep in Mongolia
Donald Trump Jr. is facing a federal investigation for killing endangered sheep during a trophy hunting trip in Mongolia, according to Raw Story.
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will review allegations that Donald Trump Jr., may have illegally killed a rare sheep during a recent trip to Mongolia and imported parts of the animal back to the U.S.,” Roll Call reported Wednesday.
Trump Jr., President Donald Trump’s oldest son, has been accused by animal conservation activists for violating a federal wildlife anti-trafficking law after he shot and killed an argali sheep without proper permits in August.
A spokesperson for Trump Jr. on Tuesday claimed that the hunting trip was purchased in 2015 at a National Rifle Association auction and all permits were secured through a third party hunting group.
“We urge you to ensure that the protections in place for argali -- including from hunters and poachers -- are enforced and special access is not provided for wealthy, white hunters from the West, even if their father is the U.S. president,” the Center for Biological Diversity wrote in a Dec. 13 letter to FWS law enforcement.