WTF, Springboks?

2013-11-27 11:23

A mere week after the public outcry regarding the infamous Melissa Bachman lion-hunt, images of Springbok rugby players posing with wild animals they had presumably shot and killed have emerged.

Sport24 put a gallery together, titled ‘Springboks go WILD!’ combining hunting photographs with a few shots of players getting up, close and personal with live creatures in rehabilitation programmes or wildlife centres. 

Here are a few of the controversial images:

These responses were, however, countered by a few in favour of hunting as sport: 

What do you think about the whole debacle? Do you find images of national heroes posing with wild animals they had shot and killed disturbing? Or do you think the controversy surrounding hunting is being blown out of proportion? Tell us in the comment section below or send us your thoughts to

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