Donald Trump Jr. vs. PETA


PETA satirically released a costume , poking fun at Donald Trump Jr.’s big game hunting.

Quinn Summerville, Reporter

PETA tweeted a picture of a new image of a Halloween costume featuring a camouflage hunter being mauled by a leopard, with a conveniently placed red hat that reads Donald Trump Jr. The satirical Tweet was in reference to the infamous image of the Trump brothers holding up a dead leopard from their big game hunt, among other slaughtered animals such as elephants, a crocodile, and a waterbuck.


In a twist on the horrific trophy-hunting photo that showed the Trump brothers grinning while clutching the body of a dead leopard – this time the leopard wins! 😉 Pre-order PETA’s NEW limited-edition @DonaldJTrumpJr #Halloween costume.

— PETA 🐾 (@peta) September 20, 2018


PETA’s website, the proceeds from the costume will support “lifesaving work for wild animals.” Trump Jr., in response, took to Twitter to slam PETA, calling the organization “hypocrites” and  claiming it was an “animal slaughter factory.”


Ironically, there are few organizations that have as much animal blood on their hands as PETA.

‘In the last 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 dogs, cats, rabbits, & other domestic animals.’

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 20, 2018


PETA responded to the tweet, calling Trump Jr. a “callous creep”.

Thanks for pointing out that we’ll always offer animals in desperate need a merciful release, free of charge to their less-fortunate guardians. We don’t travel the world blowing animals away as you do. Watch this, you callous creep! For the full video:

— PETA 🐾 (@peta) September 20, 2018


PETA stuck to defending their policies, claiming the kill count is high because they take in the animals other “no kill” shelters turn away – the gravely ill, aggressive or infested with parasites, the Post reported. A handful of years ago, PETA came under fire for its euthanizing practices.  According to the Washington Post, in 2015, PETA euthanized 81 percent of animals brought to its shelter in Virginia.

According to a blog post in response to these numbers on PETA’s website in February 2018, they continue to explain the high kill rate is to “alleviate suffering” of the animals.

“Most of the animals we took in and euthanized could hardly be called ‘pets,’ as they had spent their entire lives penned or chained up outside. They were unsocialized, never having been inside a building of any kind or ever experienced a scratch behind the ears. Others were indeed someone’s beloved companion, but they were elderly, sick, injured, dying, aggressive, or otherwise unadoptable, and PETA offered them a painless release from suffering, with no charge to their owners or guardians,” the blog post reads.