Ryan Zinke, Secretary Of Interior, Posing With A Dead Elephant Is A Miscaptioned Image

By Shawn Rice

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was not seen in a photograph posing with a dead elephant. A real image of a hunter with his kill circulating social media does not show Zinke

President Donald Trump called elephant hunting a “horror show” and strongly suggested that he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration’s earlier approval of the practice.

Where did the misidentification occur? The Facebook page Cecil the Lion posted the image allegedly showing Zinke posing with a bleeding, apparently dead elephant:

Here is trophy and big-game hunter Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, appointed by Donald Trump to the most powerful wildlife welfare position in the country, possibly the world.

This is the man who the president has chosen to lead the nation and world on animal welfare issues. Zinke advises Trump on wildlife policy and is instrumental in all wildlife policies coming out of America. With photos and appointments like these, what kind of signal does one think Trump and Zinke are sending to the trophy-hunters and hunting lobby of the world?

Make no mistake about it, these men are not going to do ANYTHING to help endangered species. While Trump plays his typical bait and switch shell-games with the public on the elephant ban reversal, the ban will be reversed, sadly, animals will die and Zinke will feed the hunting lobby and continue to kill more endangered species in the corrupt world of big-game hunting.

While the image is genuine, Snopes reported that it does not show Zinke. Although Zinke has been described as a “lifelong hunter,” he is not the man in the viral photograph.

Here are some examples of people sharing the miscaptioned photograph on social media.

Ryan Zinke is a disgusting monster. If there is anything about you that makes you want to kill an elephant please seek the mental help you so obviously need. Or a penis enlargement. That might work too. https://t.co/26sRnOXzp1

— Facial Merkin (@facialmerkin) November 20, 2017

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and his trophy. No wonder he advised that the ban on elephant hunting be lifted. pic.twitter.com/cFsiyVsgkO

— Irish Ice (@IrishIceSP) November 20, 2017

Pretty sure Ryan Zinke, Trump’s Secretary of the Interior🔥Hates This Picture!

**PLEASE DON’T RETWEET**

Trump’s Temporary Reversal of lifting Ban on Elephant Trophies is not only a disappoint to his son, but to members of his Admin!

@maddow
@AriMelber
@HardballChris https://t.co/FwMIbfo4Wv

— Fabuliner17 (@ptufano17) November 20, 2017

Rather, the image gained attention in August 2016 when Facebook user Helen Louise Winters posted it, along with several other images showing this hunter. Winters identified the hunter as Ian Evans. Apparently, The Daily Record reported at the time that the photographs had been made public during as a result of a family dispute in which Winters accused Evans of killing the family’s pet geese:

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