Donald Trump Jr. didn’t take kindly to PETA’s Halloween costume suggestion – and took to Twitter to allow them to know.
On Thursday, the vegan group tweeted out a photograph of a hunter in camouflage sporting a hat that reads “Donald Trump Jr.,” being mauled by a leopard. PETA stated it was a reference to Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric Trump’s trophy looking photograph the place the boys posed with a lifeless leopard.
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“In a twist on the horrific trophy-hunting photograph that confirmed the Trump brothers grinning whereas clutching the physique of a lifeless leopard – this time the leopard wins! Pre-order PETA’s NEW limited-edition @DonaldJTrumpJr #Halloween costume. http://peta.vg/2bco,” the tweet learn.
In line with PETA’s web site, the proceeds from the costume will assist “lifesaving work for wild animals.”
Trump Jr. noticed the mocking costume and took to Twitter to slam PETA, calling the group “hypocrites” and saying it was an “animal slaughter manufacturing facility.”
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“Satirically, there are few orgs in world historical past which have as a lot animal blood on their palms as PETA. You hypocrites are actually an animal slaughter manufacturing facility.
‘Within the final 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 canines, cats, rabbits, & different home animals,’” the tweet learn earlier than linking to a 2013 Huffington Publish article highlighting PETA’s euthanizing coverage.
PETA declined extra remark to Fox Information, however responded to Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet with a jab of their very own, calling the president’s son a “callous creep” and describing their coverage as providing a “merciful launch.”
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A handful of years in the past, PETA got here below fireplace for its euthanizing practices. In line with the Washington Publish, in 2015, PETA euthanized 81 % of animals delivered to its shelter in Virginia.
PETA defended its insurance policies, claiming the quantity is excessive as a result of they take within the animals different “no kill” shelters flip away – the gravely ailing, aggressive or infested with parasites, the Publish reviews.
In line with a weblog put up on PETA’s web site in February 2018, they proceed to elucidate the excessive kill fee is to “alleviate struggling” of the animals.
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“A lot of the animals we took in and euthanized may hardly be referred to as ‘pets,’ as they’d spent their total lives penned or chained up outdoors. They had been unsocialized, by no means having been inside a constructing of any variety or ever skilled a scratch behind the ears. Others had been certainly somebody’s beloved companion, however they had been aged, sick, injured, dying, aggressive, or in any other case unadoptable, and PETA supplied them a painless launch from struggling, with no cost to their homeowners or guardians,” the put up reads.