Ellen Makes A Pitch For The Majestic Pachyderm After Trump Reverses Course On Elephant Trophies

In light of the Trump administration reversing course on an Obama era ban that kept hunters from bringing elephant trophies from the African countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia back into the Untied States, Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue yesterday to highlight and celebrate the incredible qualities of elephants.

“I love elephants. And if you take the time to learn about elephants, you would love elephants too.

“Elephants show compassion, sympathy, social intelligence, self-awareness. They’re excellent at learning abilities…all the things I have yet to see in this president.”

I consider myself a southern gentleman most of the time, and I rarely use vulgar language. But when I heard about the Trump administration’s decision, my reaction was to take to Facebook and post, “I’m sorry, but f*ck this shit.”

You’ll notice I did at least begin with an “I’m sorry.”

Elephants are, as Ellen correctly points out, majestic creatures. All Trump’s decision will do is encourage more American hunters to kill more elephants.

Watch Ellen’s eloquent pitch for pachyderms below.