Father of 12-year-old big game trophy hunter Aryanna Gourdin is a convicted poacher

The father of a 12-year-old big game trophy hunter making headlines around the world is a convicted poacher.

Aryanna Gourdin and her father Eli sparked outrage after photos of her rejoicing over the carcass of a giraffe she shot dead were published.

He has been accused of “brainwashing” her and using her in a social media campaign to promote their bloodthirsty exploits in the name of conservation.

They appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain last week wearing “stand up to anti-hunter bullying” after the Mirror highlighted the issue in a front page story.

Eli has been convicted of “wanton destruction of protected wildlife” which he was found guilty of in 2010.

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Aryanna Gourdin with a giraffe she has hunted

In Utah where they live the crime relates to illegally killing big game such as deer, elk, moose and bison.

He also has 15 other convictions related to protected wildlife for which he was jailed in 2000. These include eight counts of transporting and selling protected wildlife.

Dr Pieter Kat of the Charity Lion Aid, said: “Despite breaking conservation laws this man has the audacity to loudly proclaim that hunting is conservation.

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Aryanna Gourdin poses next to one of her kills

More: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/father-12-year-old-big-8827114

5 thoughts on “Father of 12-year-old big game trophy hunter Aryanna Gourdin is a convicted poacher

  1. On at least two occasions, MSNBC commentator, Lawrence O’Donnell, has mentioned Trump’s despicable Trophy-Hunting sons, showing the photo of one of them holding the slaughtered Leopard. He has used the terms “killing animals” and “killing beautiful animals” in these news segments. Clearly, he has no respect for this activity. You can go to the link below, register, sign in, and make a comment. O’Donnell should be encouraged to continue this, as most corporate media folks (& even non-corporate ones) shy away from the hunting topic.

    http://www.fastnote.com/lawrence-odonnell


  2. The anchor on the right clearly gets irritated by the two’s arrogance. The indoctrination in the child is so clear and the father dodges questions when the answers would make his side look bad. So much broken record PR nonsense spewing from their mouths. Neither of them feel any sense of remorse or shame.

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