The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking aim at Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE’s affinity for hunting, releasing a Halloween costume of him entwined with a bloodied leopard.
"There's nothing more frightful than an entitled ghoul who gets his kicks from gunning down wild animals," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a Thursday statement.
"This Halloween, PETA will help people poke fun at someone who believes that the world and its wildlife are here for him to take,” Newkirk said.
The $169 “Donald Trump Jr. Hunting Halloween” costume, for which PETA is currently accepting pre-orders on its website, includes a blood-stained camouflage jacket with a name tag that reads “Half-Cocked.” A red cap and a leopard stuffed animal are also part of the get-up, although a listing indicates “prop gun not included.”
PETA says the costume was “inspired by and is a twist on the trophy-hunting photo that showed the Trump brothers grinning over the body of a dead leopard.”
PETA says all profits from costume sales will go to support its work.
Trump Jr. is known to be an avid big game hunter. A member of the Boone and Crocket Club, President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE’s 40-year-old son has been photographed holding both elephant and leopard trophies.
The Trump Organization executive responded to PETA with a Thursday afternoon tweet that said few groups have "have as much animal blood on their hands," while linking to an article about the organization's animal euthanasia.
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
"In the last 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 dogs, cats, rabbits, & other domestic animals." https://t.co/fqXJQ9ACFQ https://t.co/FWatgzpcAi
—Updated at 5:09 p.m.