Georgia businessman insists he killed the creatures in
self defense when they charged him – after social media backlash targeted his business
A Georgia businessman, who was pictured holding a gun as he and another man stood over two dead elephants, claims he killed the animals in self-defense when they charged at him, Daily Mail reports.
Mike Jines, a partner with TopGen Energy in Alpharetta, Georgia, made the claim after the photo went viral on social media and critics started targeting his business.
Thousands of social media users have accused Jines and professional hunter, Max ‘Buzz’ Delezenne, of killing two baby elephants on an African ‘trophy’ hunt in Zimbabwe.