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(7,178 posts)
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:29 PM Nov 2017

Why Trumps Elephant Trophy Policy Is all About Hillary

But there is another possible explanation for why the Trump administration would overturn a policy that was designed to protect elephants from possible extinction. Not many people are aware of the fact that as Secretary of State as well as in subsequent years, Hillary Clinton made the preservation of elephants in Africa a major issue.

Clinton’s affinity for elephants is not widely known or reported. But during her tenure as Secretary of State in the Obama Administration, she helped bring the issue of global wildlife trafficking out of obscurity.

There was also this announcement in September 2013 at the Clinton Global Initiative:

Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new global effort Thursday to protect Africa’s wild elephants from poaching, part of a long-running personal crusade for the former secretary of state…

“Unless the killing stops, African forest elephants are expected to be extinct within 10 years,” Clinton said. “I can’t even grasp what a great disaster this is ecologically, but also for anyone who shares this planet to lose a magnificent creature like the African forest elephant seems like such a rebuke to our own values.”

For Hillary, this is actually personal.

When asked by Ellen DeGeneres what her spirit animal is, Hillary Clinton had a surprising answer: the elephant.

Although the symbol of the GOP, Clinton spoke on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this May with rare passion about the need to protect real elephants from a poaching crisis that has killed at least 110,000 of them over the past decade, pushing the world’s largest land animals – especially forest elephants – closer to extinction.

“I love the way…the matriarch of the family looks out for everybody, I just have such a sense of connection to elephants and it just breaks my heart that they are being poached and murdered and babies being left to fend for themselves,” Clinton said on a portion of the show that only aired on Facebook.

If we have learned nothing else about Donald Trump, it is that he is primarily motivated by attempts to elevate himself and take revenge against people he considers to be his enemies. Even though she is simply private citizen Hillary Clinton now, he can’t let go. And while he’s at it, this action provides another opportunity for Trump to take a swipe and Barack Obama’s legacy…a twofer.

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Why Trumps Elephant Trophy Policy Is all About Hillary (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 OP
Madam saidsimplesimon Nov 2017 #1
This all makes me have one, single visual thought. BigmanPigman Nov 2017 #2
Will he ever be asked who the fuck this benefits? world wide wally Nov 2017 #3
But Hillary is worse than trump! lunamagica Nov 2017 #4
Oh, it's about more than Clinton. rogue emissary Nov 2017 #5
Its ironic that twitler is destroying the rethug party and making real elephants go extinct kimbutgar Nov 2017 #6
I thought it was payback SCVDem Nov 2017 #7
Elephants, like Whales, are exceprionally intelligent mammals. maddiemom Nov 2017 #8


(7,888 posts)
1. Madam
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:37 PM
Nov 2017

This story is as important as any election, imo. Committing murder for ivory or sport, breaks my heart and enforces my opinion of the rump family as killers of the worst sort.


(51,720 posts)
2. This all makes me have one, single visual thought.
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 04:38 PM
Nov 2017

I just looked for it on You Tube but couldn't find how to edit it to get the whole clip, only part of it. The film 9 to 5 has a scene where Jane Fonda shoots Dabney Coleman and mounts his trophy head on a wall in his office. Between all the sexist issues and now Donny Jr hunting endangered animals going on now this movie needs to be rerun on TCM.

rogue emissary

(3,148 posts)
5. Oh, it's about more than Clinton.
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 06:14 PM
Nov 2017

1, It's an Obama policy which means Donny has to end it.

2. It's been a Clinton family project for years. I remember when she as the first lady and Chelsea visited Africa.

3. we may find out his Sons violated these regulations recently. At the very least, they want to bring back future trophies from their murder vacations.


(21,323 posts)
6. Its ironic that twitler is destroying the rethug party and making real elephants go extinct
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 06:26 PM
Nov 2017

This madman needs to be stopped. Hurry up Mueller.



(5,103 posts)
7. I thought it was payback
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 07:20 PM
Nov 2017

To China for releasing the three spoiled ass UCLA basketball players.

China does still love their Ivory, elephants be damned!


(5,106 posts)
8. Elephants, like Whales, are exceprionally intelligent mammals.
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 07:52 PM
Nov 2017

There's some speculation that they might be more intelligent than Humans (caps intended for all). Whatever Power exists that doled out totally functional opposable thumbs to primates and then differentiated as to intellect and physical form for those primates; yet gave cumbersome bodies to other creatures with high intellect, is having Mark Twain's "Mysterious Stranger" fun with us. Makes no sense, otherwise. I don't think that "God" really likes us and is having fun with the Trump family. Either that or it's just chaos or something..

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