Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Sunday released a statement on Harambe, the gorilla who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo
"The killing of Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo highlights the need to adopt stronger legal protections for the rights of animals," Stein said.
"Harambe was killed by a zoo which raises revenues by selling tickets to see captive animals, including primates," Stein continued. "While good emergency staff training might have prevented such a catastrophic outcome, the Green Party believes that captivity for such entertainment is ethically wrong and fundamentally exploitive and should be illegal."
The Green Party platform calls for the ethical treatment of animals among its ecological sustainability policies.
Stein's tweet and statement made some people ... a little confused.
Because this campaign season keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Others accused Stein of pandering to young voters.
But, to be fair, the Greens have long supported animal rights and opposed the use of animals in entertainment.