For Immediate Release:
April 15, 2016
PETA Quietly Distributes ‘Huntsman’ Condoms as a Way to Nip Future Generations of Animal Slayers in the Bud
Sydney – The organisers of the Narooma Huntfest in New South Wales recently received packs of complimentary Huntsman Condoms, camouflage-wrapped prophylactics that boast they are “a piece of safety equipment that makes no compromises on pleasure or performance”. But a new video reveals the condoms’ surprising source: PETA.
PETA distributed the condoms, with one aim: to encourage hunters to stop reproducing and let hunting go the way of the Tasmanian tiger. Trump brothers Donald Jr. and Eric were also lucky enough to receive packs.
“Hardly any kids hunt these days,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “And if PETA’s condoms have prevented even one more wretched hunter from being born, we have succeeded in saving the lives of deer, birds, and other living things.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – notes that hunters kill millions of animals every year and have contributed to the extinction of species all over the world, including the Tasmanian tiger. In Australia, numerous animals, including kangaroos, horses, deer, foxes, ducks, rabbits and pigs are injured but not killed by hunters, escaping only to die slowly and painfully from blood loss and starvation. Cecil the lion, for example, was shot with a steel arrow and left to suffer for 40 hours before he was finally killed.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.