Recently, outdoor shows, hunting clubs and notorious trophy hunters, including Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, have received packs of complimentary Huntsman Condoms, camouflage-wrapped prophylactics that boast that they’re “a piece of safety equipment that makes no compromises on pleasure or performance”. But this new video reveals the condoms’ surprising source: PETA.
PETA Asia teamed up with a leading ad agency to develop, market and distribute the condoms, with one aim: to encourage hunters to stop reproducing.
Hunters kill millions of animals every year and have contributed to the extinction of species all over the world, including the Tasmanian tiger and the great auk. Numerous animals are injured but not killed by hunters, escaping only to die slowly and painfully from blood loss or starvation. Cecil the lion, for example, was shot with a steel arrow and left to suffer for 40 hours before he was finally killed.
By setting the chilling example that animals are mere “trophies” to be killed for pleasure, parents who hunt are desensitising their children to the suffering of others and extinguishing their natural compassion for all animals.
This condom campaign may have been a bit of a joke at the expense of hunters, but killing animals is no laughing matter. If Huntsman Condoms have helped break the cycle of animal killing in even one hunting family, we have saved animal lives.
The condoms come only in size Small because, as we all know, hunters are overcompensating for something.