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Peta takes aim at Donald Trump Jr with parody Halloween costume

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By Taruka Srivastav | Reporter

September 22, 2018 | 3 min read

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has mocked Donald Trump Jr by introducing a limited-edition Donald Trump Jr Halloween costume which pastiches a trophy-hunting photo that featured the Trump brothers grinning while clutching the body of a dead leopard.

The Halloween stunt from the animal rights organisation includes a 'bloody' camouflage jacket (with a name tag reading, 'half-cocked') and a red cap bearing Trump Jr’s name. It also comes with a huge, plush leopard in a pouncing position.

Peta takes aim at Donald Trump Jr. with parody Halloween costume

Through the sale, Peta aims to condemn trophy hunters

Through the sale, Peta aims to condemn trophy hunters and urge them to stop slaughtering animals.

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The organisation has previously targeted Trump Jr via a billboard which offered $100,000 to the struggling National Rifle Association if it agreed to stop promoting assault weapons and to ban Trump Jr and other trophy hunters. It also sent Huntsman Condoms to hunters around the world—including Trump Jr. and his brother, Eric—to encourage them to stop reproducing.

Peta president Ingrid Newkirk said: “There’s nothing more frightful than an entitled ghoul who gets his kicks from gunning down wild animals. This Halloween, Peta will help people poke fun at someone who believes that the world and its wildlife are here for him to take.”

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