Love knows no bounds? Or maybe she is realizing what good hunting has done for animal populations.
Georgina Bloomberg, the daughter of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is an animal rights activist who has called her own father’s record on animal welfare a ‘failure’.
But Georgina is now dating a hunting enthusiast – raising eyebrows among animal lovers in New York City.
Carlos Arruza Jr, who often posts photos on social media of wild boars, turkeys and deer he’s killed on hunting trips, accompanied Georgina to a Humane Society gala in November, where she received an award for her ‘tireless work to protect all animals’.
Insiders at the Humane Society, along with members of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, have not been happy about the matchup, Page Six reported.
Georgina told People in February 2016: ‘Growing up, I always considered myself an animal lover and then I got to the age that I realized just sort of loving animals and having them in my life wasn’t really enough. I needed to be doing something really active to help them.’
She has fought against puppy mills, brought stray dogs from Puerto Rico back to the US for adoption, and called for the ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City.
Georgina even criticized the city’s Animal Care & Controls shelter – a nonprofit group which her father’s office commissioned to run New York’s animal shelter system – calling it a ‘failure’ in 2013.