Thousands sign petition against lion huntress

2013-11-18 12:07

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Cape Town – US television presenter, Melissa Bachman, has sparked international outrage as a photograph of her posing with a magnificent maned lion she had evidently shot and killed has been doing the rounds on social media.

While her Facebook fans responded with accolades such as “That’s my hero! Congratulations” and “Wow. You get right to the point! Congratulations on a tremendous trophy,” conservation groups and wildlife lovers have reacted with outrage.

 While both Bachman and Maroi Conservancy’s websites have been disabled, their Facebook pages are still accessible. Various people have expressed their confusion over the outraged response to Bachman’s hunt on Maroi Conservancy's page

In the mean time conservationists and wildlife lovers have continued expressing their anger on Twitter:

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