Donald Trump Junior wasn’t happy with PETA’s Halloween costume suggestion at all, and he took to Twitter to tell them what he really thinks. On Thursday, PETA uploaded a photo of a hunter wearing a hat that read, “Donald Trump Junior,” while being attacked by a leopard.
According to the animal rights organization, they tweeted the photo in reference to a picture of Donald Trump Junior along with Eric Trump posing alongside a dead leopard.
PETA said in their tweet that Donald’s photo was “horrific trophy-hunting” and now, fans can order a Halloween costume which pokes fun at the Trump family and their enjoyment of hunting.
PETA claims the funds generated from the sale of the Halloween costume will go toward “lifesaving work for wild animals.” In response, Trump accused the infamous political activist organization of being incredibly hypocritical, considering, in his words, they are an “animal slaughter factory.”
In his tweet, Donald referenced an article written by the Huffington Post which claimed the organization has killed 29,426 dogs, rabbits, cats, and other animals. You can see his post below:
Ironically, there are few orgs in world history that have as much animal blood on their hands as PETA. You hypocrites are literally an animal slaughter factory.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 20, 2018
The 2013 article from the Huffington Post alludes to PETA’s euthanizing policy. Additionally, the Washington Post reports that in 2015, PETA killed approximately 81% of the animals brought to their shelter in Virginia.
PETA claims the number is so high because they often take in animals that are either incredibly sick, aggressive or infested with parasites and other illnesses.
In February 2018, PETA stated that they euthanize the animals to “alleviate” their suffering. As you may know, Donald Trump Junior is a frequent hunter, who regularly posts photos of his lifestyle on Instagram, much to the dismay of his detractors.
Euthanasia is a contentious issue in relation to both human beings and animals. One side argues that it’s humane to end suffering, while the other suggests euthanizing is playing “God,” and no person should decide when life ends.