The GOP front-runner said, "My sons love to hunt. […] Eric is a hunter and I would say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf. My other son, Don, is a hunter. They're great marksman, great shots, they love it."
John Calvelli, executive vice president of the Wildlife Conservation Society, tells the Daily News that elephant hunting is even worse than big cat hunting:
"Thirty-five thousand forest elephants a year — one every 15 minutes — are killed in Africa, which means they will become extinct in our lifetimes. The numbers have gone from 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980 to fewer than 400,000 now."