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‘Boycott Jimmy Johns’ Trends After CEO’s Hunting Obsession Exposed

by | April 27, 2019

There should be no doubt in how fiendish an act hunting can be. Nonetheless, many people find their cup of tea in the ruthless “sport.” Just recently, CEO of Jimmy John’s, Jimmy John Liautaud’s hunting obsession was exposed on Twitter, and a new hashtag has been making its rounds on the internet reading, #BoycottJimmyJohns. Read on to know more about ‘Boycott Jimmy Johns’ hashtag that went viral on Twitter.

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‘Boycott Jimmy Johns’ Trends After CEO’s Hunting Obsession Exposed

The CEO of the gourmet sandwich chain, Jimmy John Liautaud, has a hunting obsession and the fact is quite well documented. Years back, a website allegedly revealed the CEO’s images with him posing with killed “trophy” animals like a leopard and an elephant.

More recently, Twitter user Yossarian317 posted a macabre image which features the sandwich chain’s CEO posing with two thumbs up, sitting on the corpse of a huge elephant he allegedly hunted and killed. The tweet garnered some 28k re-tweets and 22k likes.

Twitter user Yossarian317 tweeted the post with the caption:

“Owner of Jimmy Johns celebrating the killing of a beautiful animal. Remember next time you want a sub. Please retweet!”

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‘Boycott Jimmy Johns’ Trends After CEO’s Hunting Obsession Exposed

And within a blink of an eye, twitter outpoured their aghast and anger on the image with comments flooding in. A user wrote:

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“Despicable, unfathomable, disgusting. The owner of @jimmyjohns. Sorry about your tiny penis, Jim. I’m sure glad there’s lots and lots of other sandwich places.”

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Another user said: “Will never go to Jimmy Johns again!”

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‘Boycott Jimmy Johns’ Trends After CEO’s Hunting Obsession Exposed

“Do we start a #BoycottJimmyJohns trend??,” added another user.

How Can Killing be Fun?

Hunting as a sport is unfortunately still enjoyed by many. Some hunting instances take place on private enclosed lands where enforcing the law can be difficult. Hunters reportedly pay to kill native and exotic species in what it is called a “canned hunt.” Do you find anything exciting or sporty in succumbing animals to death in enclosed lands where they can’t escape? I don’t.

Animal rights activist groups like PETA are encouraging people to boycott Jimmy Johns, like the trending hashtag, and are referring to sandwich shops like Subway, which does not support trophy hunting. What do you think? Going vegan is surely an all-in-one boycott to every single animal abuse happening on earth. Let me know your views in the comments.

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6 Responses to “‘Boycott Jimmy Johns’ Trends After CEO’s Hunting Obsession Exposed”

  1. ‘BOYCOTT JIMMY JOHNS’ TRENDS AFTER CEO’S HUNTING OBSESSION EXPOSED | Exposing the Big Game
    April 29th, 2019 @ 11:55 am

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  2. Bta Farah
    April 30th, 2019 @ 11:34 am

    Obese, stupid and entitled piece of shit this man is. Don’t buy the shit he sells as food.

  3. Tracy Gregory
    April 30th, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

    Asshole

  4. Christopher Burke
    May 1st, 2019 @ 7:43 am

    People who hunt for trophy animals are pretty questionable. But a lot of people still hunt for food….not unfortunate , just the truth.

  5. Emily
    May 12th, 2019 @ 9:10 pm

    This hunting extravaganza was well over 10 years ago. Find something current to grip about, and get you facts straight. John Shea is CEO of Jimmy John’s. Has been for a while now. Unfortunately there are several franchise owners, small town -valued members in their community, affected by the boycott that’s played its course. A boycott is meant to draw attention to the cause. Since then several franchise stores have been closed, several people who invested everyth 8bg they had have lost more than just a business, homes too. And Jimmy stopped hunting. The boycott served its purpose. Move on. Otherwise your just a trouble starter who’s facts aren’t straight.

  6. Joshua Howard
    July 22nd, 2019 @ 2:25 pm

    His happy face looks disgusting. I hope one day he understands that hunting isn’t fun and animals also love and feel pain.

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