Trump Jr. hits back after PETA releases Halloween costume mocking him
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDemocrats seek to ban federal spending at Trump businesses Republicans, Trump Jr. signal support for embattled West Virginia governor The Hill's Morning Report — US strikes approved against Iran pulled back 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 TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question 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." 


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.