Jimmy John Liautaud, owner and CEO of Jimmy John’s food chain, has recently sparked outrage on the internet with the photo of his latest trophy kill. Jimmy is seen celebrating and posing with a “thumbs up” over the dead body of an elephant he killed.
Owner of Jimmy Johns celebrating the killing of a beautiful animal. Remember next time you want a sub. Please retweet! pic.twitter.com/9An7NWqAfR
— Yossarian317 (@yossarian317) April 19, 2019
Jimmy’s obsession with hunting mighty wildlife creatures has been known for a while now. Many people have pointed out that Jimmy John’s has been indirectly financing and endorsing such cruel hunting practices of its owner over the years. Enraged animal lovers have since been promoting the boycott of Jimmy John’s chain altogether.
However, this isn’t Jimmy’s first brush with controversy. His hunting exploits have been well-documented and have often attracted polarizing response from the people. But since his activities are well within the legal boundaries, it always works out in his favor.
This is Jimmy John Liautaud – The owner of @jimmyjohns.
These are some of the endangered animals he has killed just for “fun.”
Not for food, just to kill to for a photo-op… I will NEVER eat at another Jimmy John’s again! pic.twitter.com/Kw1ZtFljX2
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) April 20, 2019
Organizations like PETA have also joined in on this debate, encouraging people to choose healthier and more merciful options when it comes to food chains.
We believe that hunting for fun will always remain a cruel sport, as nothing can ever justify the killing of defenseless, innocent animals.
What do you think about the whole concept of “legal trophy hunting”?