PETA To Donald Trump: Don’t Attend Hunting Fundraiser Following Inauguration
Donald Trump will reportedly attend a fundraiser celebrating hunting and fishing on the day after his presidential inauguration in January. In light of the news, PETA released a statement Friday calling on the future president not to participate in the event.
“Opening Day” is the name of the party that will be thrown at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on January 21. The invitation states, “Opening Day is your opportunity to play a significant role as our family commemorates the inauguration of our father, friend and President Donald J. Trump. Join us as we celebrate the great American tradition of outdoor sporting, shooting, fishing and conservation.”
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk released a statement to Gossip Cop on Friday in response to the Trump family supporting the pro-hunting event. “A few years ago, Donald Trump said that he was ‘not a believer in hunting’ and was ‘surprised’ that his sons liked it,” the statement began. “He spoke out against fishing, too, and also helped PETA by getting the ‘diving mule’ off the Atlantic City pier. So even though his sons are big-game harassers and killers, we know that he can love them without approving of their poor choice of a pastime, and we hope he won’t attend this hideous celebration of animal slaughterers.” Trump has yet to respond to PETA’s request.