Show presenter Melissa Bachman slammed after posting photo of lion she killed in South Africa
By Melanie Nathan, November 16, 2013, 5:14 AM
“Bachman posted a smiling picture of herself with a dead lion in front of her, gushing about her ‘incredible hunting day.’ Her enthusiasm was not shared by thousands of others, who signed a petition to ban Bachman from South Africa,” according to David Harding of New York Daily.
TV presenter and hunter Melissa Bachman posted this photo of herself with a lion she killed in South Africa, tweeting,
“An incredible day hunting in South Africa!’ she tweeted. “… what a hunt!”!’
South Africans have begun a petition to ban the smiling killer, Bachman, after she gleefully posted a picture of a male lion she killed on Twitter and Facebook.
Melissa Bachman via Facebook
Bachman’s websites feature smiling photos of her next to slain animals.
Cape Town resident Elan Burman has launched a Change.org petition to get the “avid hunter” banned from returning to South Africa, demanding she no longer “be granted access” to South Africa’s natural resources.
“She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation this country prides itself on,” claimed Burman.
Photos: Melissa Bachman on her Facebook
Lion hunting in South Africa is legal. An investigation into the growing South African industry of hunting lions bred in captivity has reignited a long-running controversy among hunters, captive breeders and animal rights advocates.
But her delight was not shared by thousands of others, reported the Daily Telegraph.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tv-presenter-slammed-photo-lion-killed-article-1.1519039#ixzz2kr4nxIOm
My comment: “I do not understand the mentality of wanting to kill such a magnificent animal. Its part of nature whether canned or not. Serves nothing more than to breed a violent culture.”
UPDATED 11/23: http://www.change.org/petitions/this-petition-is-now-closed Petition is now closed and it reached around half a million signatures in a few weeks.