Couple Caused Uproar With Photo Showing Them Kiss Next To Carcass Of Hunted Lion
By Izza Sofia, 17 Jul 2019
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A Canadian couple has sparked outrage among social media users after a photograph of them kissing online next to a lion’s carcass surfaced online.
Darren and Carolyn Carter from Edmonton, Canada posed for the photo after killing the lion during a trophy hunting in South Africa. They captioned the photo, “Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun.” The couple is also seen posing in front of a dead white lion in the second photo. The images were used on a tour company Legelela Safaris—which specializes in big-game hunting including lions as preys—and have garnered negative comments from social media users including Facebook user Justa Kruger, who called them a “disgrace” and a “villain.” The photos on Facebook have now been deleted.
The Carters, who run a taxidermy business, have not responded to the backlash yet. In South Africa, hunting for animals is legal under the law and the tour company like Legelela Safaris charges US$200 for a baboon to US$3,500 for a hyena.
Darren and Carolyn Carter. I hope this kiss makes you famous. pic.twitter.com/V2QUkZq5NB— Danny Clayton (@DannyjClayton) July 15, 2019
Canadian couple kill a beautiful lion while on safari then pose for a kiss over the dead carcas. These people are disgusting! F#@K!— Randall Moore (@RandallMoore26) July 16, 2019
There are certain things in this LIFE I will truly NEVER understand.— Theo Rossi (@Theorossi) July 15, 2019
WE have to do better!!
Horrible, truly HORRIBLE.
Canadian couple kiss and pose for photo by dead lion they killed.— Dr Lauren Gavaghan (@DancingTheMind) July 15, 2019
Not brave. Not cool. Cowardly to the extreme. What sad sad souls to kill such a majestic & beautiful animal.
Ban #TrophyHunting now. https://t.co/j4DKpr3t3D pic.twitter.com/gTD1i0IyLF
You have to be a special type of psychopath to do this. https://t.co/Wn5HadKM4S— Paul Chapman (@PaulChapman_) July 15, 2019
🤮 A sick couple kiss to celebrate killing a magnificent lion in a vile reminder of the blood lust in trophy hunting. 😠🤬— Maria Donnellan Mella Ⓥ (@eyre_mella) July 15, 2019
They call it sport". Lions and other magnificent beasts are corralled in a confined area and then slaughtered by paying customers.… https://t.co/BQBluDY3Pk pic.twitter.com/gLTvoNzkRC
A kiss for the killer. To kill must be a huge turn on for this couple. Between the two of them they killed three lions, perhaps in one day? Immoral and unethical Scumbags all round!! 😒 RT 🙏🏼 @Protect_Wldlife @rickygervais @PeterEgan6 @_AnimalAdvocate @CBICKTA @Animal_Watch pic.twitter.com/9CnuNTwo9Y— Xpose Trophy Hunting (@XposeTrophyHunt) July 9, 2019
[via Global News, opening image via Shutterstock]
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