The PPC soon responded on their own social media pages, stating that their message was not a direct attack on Esplin, but aimed at all varieties of trophy hunter.
They stated that those who take pride in killing helpless animals are likely to have sociopathic tendencies (which, while not an entirely accurate statement, does have some merit).
They also added that there are plenty of ways to hunt in a responsible and ethical manner, without using these animals as trophies or a bragging-rights achievement.
It’s important to consider animal welfare in our hobbies and activities.
Hunting and catching animals ethically can be done, and hobbies do not need to involve animals to begin with.