Melissa Bachman American TV presenter

is facing a worldwide public backlash following her posting a picture of a dead lion she had 'hunted'.
Posting on Twitter and facebook Lion Killer Bachman tweeted the picture writing;

“An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60 yards on this beautiful male lion … what a hunt!”
 
British comedian Ricky Gervais, shared Ms Bachman’s tweet on his own twitter feed commenting “what a hunt!”: “Spot the typo”.
Bachmans Facebook page is full of photographs of dead animals she has hunted and killed including a dead zebra, alligator, a bear and others. She has now deactivated both her twitter and Facebook accounts and remains unavailable for comment.
In defense of the killing and hunting, the manager of the Maroi Conservancy game farm, Lourens Mostert told the Times Newspaper that killing a lion is legal in South Africa. “If it isn’t right to hunt these lions, why does our government legally give us permission  “This is not the only lion that has been hunted in South Africa this year.”

Petition

In South Africa a petition to have Ms Bachman banned from the country already has more than 35000 signatures. The Petition is in the form of a letter to the South African Government reading:

“She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation, this country prides itself on. Her latest Facebook post features her with a lion she has just executed and murdered in our country.
“As tax payers we demand she no longer be granted access to this country and its natural resources.”

Lourens Mostert, game farm manager at the Maroi Conservancy, has defended hunting, asserting that killing a lion is legal in South Africa. “If it isn’t right to hunt these lions, why does our government legally give us permission?” he told The Times newspaper. “This is not the only lion that has been hunted in South Africa this year.”

Perhaps Bachman’s Lion has not died for nothing – maybe now the world will stop the unnecessary hunting and killing of Trophy Animals many of which are bred specifically to be killed?

To sign the petition please click here:

Petition to the Government of The Republic of South Africa Deny Future Entry to Melissa Bachman
DENY FUTURE ENTRY TO MELISSA BACHMAN
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