Jimmy John's faces boycott of the founder of Elephant Hunt Photo

Jimmy John's sandwich chain is facing a boycott by animal rights activists over hunting pictures showing company founder Jimmy John Liautaud giving the thumbs up of a dead elephant.

Mark Hamill, star of the Star Wars franchise, retweeted the image on Twitter:

AOL reports that Liautaud has long been a supporter of big game hunting and in 2011 he fired from animal rights activists for posts with other animals that had been hunted. AOL listed a number of different animals that Liautaud allegedly hunted then, noting that "there is no evidence that any of these hunts were illegal,"

USA Today reports that the hashtag #BoycottJimmyJohns trended on Twitter on Friday. The newspaper reports that the boycott movement got a boost when Brother Nature – a Twitter account with 2.3 million followers – blew out the picture of Liautaud with the elephant.

The image was retweeted "almost 65,000 times" during the first 11 hours of was posted.

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