Trump Jr. hits back after PETA releases Halloween costume mocking him
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDemocrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE responded to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) via a tweet Thursday after the organization released a Halloween costume mocking him for his affinity for trophy hunting.

The $169 outfit, which depicts President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE's oldest child smeared with blood and draped with a leopard he's apparently brought down, 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 said.

Trump Jr. said in his tweet that few "have as much animal blood on their hand as PETA" and included a link to a Huffington Post article to back up his claims that PETA is "literally an animal slaughter factory." 

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He also included a quote from the article, that "in the last 11 years, PETA has killed 29,426 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other domestic animals."

PETA defended its euthanasia practices in a tweet responding to Trump Jr. on Thursday night while calling him a "callous creep."

"There's nothing more frightful than an entitled ghoul who gets his kicks from gunning down wild animals," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk had said in a statement released earlier Thursday.

PETA has previously criticized Trump Jr. over his hunting, running an ad campaign in April calling for his deportation

Updated: 7:45 p.m.