Hunting Photos Trigger Boycott Campaign on Jimmy John's

CEO Liautaud is the latest to raise ire
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2015 11:41 AM CDT
Hunting Photos Trigger Boycott Campaign on Jimmy John's
Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of the Jimmy John's sandwich chain.   (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon)

The Internet hunting of actual big-game hunters continues in the wake of Cecil the lion's death, with the CEO of the Jimmy John's sandwich chain the latest target. Photos that appear to show Jimmy John Liautaud posing with slain elephants and a rhino were in wide circulation as part of a boycott campaign, reports Vocativ. Similar photos have surfaced before, notes Grub Street, but "neither Jimmy John's nor Liautaud has ever officially confirmed it's him in those photos, and given the public's hostility toward exotic-animal killers right now, they're even less likely to address the issue now." (This American woman also has come under fire.)

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