The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is launching a campaign to oust trophy hunter Donald Trump Jr. with strategically placed billboards.
PETA's latest ad states, "Deport Callous Cheating Opportunists Now," and features Don Jr. holding a knife in one hand and a bloodied, hacked-off elephant's tail in the other. The billboard will be placed in two locations along the border towns of El Paso and Laredo, Texas.
The prominently-featured photo was taken in 2012 during Don Jr.'s hunting spree in Africa.
PETA to run billboard ads near the U.S.-Mexico border calling for Donald Trump Jr. to be deported. https://t.co/OxzVhsEaaL— Arctic Friend (@Arctic Friend)1523104515.0
The organization's warning of "undesirables" came on the heels of the president deploying National Guard troops along the Mexican border to police the area.
PETA released a statement on Friday admonishing Trump's eldest son.
While people are fleeing to the U.S. to escape violence, overprivileged, callous, cheating louts like Donald Trump Jr. are flying overseas to gun down living, feeling beings just for fun. PETA's border ad is a reminder that kindness is a virtue and that the true "bad hombres" are those killing animals for some sort of pathetic "sport.
Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA and its other international affiliates tweeted, "VIOLENT, CRUEL, UNFAITHFUL, OPPORTUNISTIC. Factual description of this Undesirable who travels to foreign countries to shoot wildlife in cold blood in a pathetic display of "white Bwana complex" male insecurity. One day he'll get his come-uppance."
VIOLENT, CRUEL, UNFAITHFUL, OPPORTUNISTIC. Factual description of this Undesirable who travels to foreign countrie… https://t.co/XvsUnSxNgQ— Ingrid Newkirk (@Ingrid Newkirk)1523029521.0
Don Jr. was boastful about being a hunter after controversial photos of him and his brother Eric posing with their kill from a 2012 trip to Africa were posted online.
Eric and Donald Trump Jr. during their 2012 hunting trip.(The Young Turks/YouTube)
I AM A HUNTER I don't hide from that "@Fashion_life01: Jr what do you think of the controversy surrounding a pic where ure shown hunting?— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.)1331587867.0
@IngridNewkirk Now, this is truly a deplorable!!!— M. Straney (@M. Straney)1523114414.0
In response to Eric and Don Jr. hunting and killing wildlife animals back in 2012 – including a crocodile, kudu, civet cat, leopard, and an elephant – PETA released this statement:
If the young Trumps are looking for a thrill, perhaps they should consider skydiving, bungee jumping, or even following in their anti-hunting father's footsteps and taking down competing businesses—not wild animals.
The organization pushed their aggressive stance against hunting by sending Huntsman Condoms to poachers around the world, including Eric and Don Jr., as an initiative to prevent hunters from reproducing.
@IngridNewkirk Both brothers are disgusting.— ERNEST HOLBURT (@ERNEST HOLBURT)1523115149.0
PETA also demonstrated their solidarity with the Parkland high school students with a banner outside the organization's D.C. office, expressing they're against all forms of violence.
Newkirk tweeted, "Some people who SUPPORT assault weapons are excited that out of millions of PETA supporters one person did something awful."
Some people who SUPPORT assault weapons are excited that out of millions of PETA supporters one person did somethin… https://t.co/vReJ3i47nX— Ingrid Newkirk (@Ingrid Newkirk)1522880784.0
Twitter lauded the campaign bashing the trophy hunter.
@IngridNewkirk I have NO DOUBT in my mind that this EVIL PIECE OF CRAP, the adulterer, the murderer, will face his… https://t.co/qH6dZOQZeO— The RunAway Doll (@The RunAway Doll)1523079218.0