Many people are claiming they’ll never eat at Jimmy John’s restaurant again after photos surfaced that show the company’s owner posing with animals killed on various trophy hunting expeditions.
Full disclosure, what you’re about to see might be disturbing.
Business Insider reports that Jimmy John Liataud has visited Africa several times to take part in big game hunting. Animals he’s hunted include elephants, zebras, leopards and rhinos.
Here, you can see Liataud posing with what Real Farmacy says is a ‘gravely endangered’ black rhino. The license Mr. Liataud purchased to kill the beast reportedly cost $350,000.
In this image, you can see Liataud posing with an elephant.
Between 2011 and 2014 alone, poachers killed a staggering 100,000 elephants. According to National Geographic, the beasts’ popularity among game hunters has brought them to the brink of extinction. Experts estimate that elephants could be completely extinct in Africa by 2020.
See more of the controversial images from Mr. Jimmy John’s African adventures in the video below.
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