by Gary Francione
Melissa Bachman, who is the host of a hunting show called Deadly Passion, announced on her Facebook page on November 1 that she had killed a lion in South Africa and she posted this picture:
The response was remarkable. According to one story, “Bachman found herself the target of vicious death wishes and obscenity-laced insults on Monday as critics on Twitter, YouTube and other social networks blasted the Minnesotan for her boastful hunting escapades.” According to another story, “More than 250,000 people have signed an online petition demanding that South Africa deny future entry to Melissa Bachman, a big game hunter whose smiling photo with a dead lion has sparked considerable outrage.”
And, to no one’s surprise, the large animal welfare charities are rushing to create a fundraising campaign with a petition to have lions listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act…
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This woman should stop killing these beautiful animals. They all belong to GOD & she will pay very heavy one day when she meets her maker. Trust me, she will.
This woman is in the news over all of South Africa and she is an disgrace with her big smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Indeed. She is a disgrace. I cannot even fathom how anyone could be happy about killing an innocent animal!