Couple kill lion, kiss next to corpse in South Africa, pic goes viral. Internet tears into them

first_imgA picture of a trophy hunting couple kissing beside the corpse of a lion that they killed in South Africa has gone viral on social media. The picture that shows Darren and Carolyn Carter sharing a kiss over the corpse of the dead lion has escalated severe outrage.The Canada-based couple participated on a Legelela Safaris tour – a company that organises big game hunts – recently. The picture was shared online by the company on its Facebook page but that has been deactivated after Legelela Safaris was condemned extensively. Yahoo News reports that Legelela Safaris praised the couple for hunting the lion in the caption of the photo, saying, “Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun Well done. A monster lion.”Here’s the picture:END THIS HORROR: #DarrenCarter and #CarolynCarter, from #Edmonton, #Alberta, #Canada, celebrate their kill on a hunting trip with Legelela safaris in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/LXCFx7KKpqisy ochoa (@isyochoa) July 15, 2019Twitter is fuming after the picture surfaced on social media as netizens called out the couple and labelled them as disgusting. “Killing a trapped animal isn’t hunting. People that do this make me sick. And angry,” a user wrote while another added: “I will never understand why people want to hunt these beautiful animals. They should get in trouble for this, The sad part is they have no remorse over it. Idiots.”Sample these responses:”Hunt”, actually hunt, for food not for fun. Killing a trapped animal isn’t hunting. People that do this make me sick. And angry.advertisementRich Hilton (@RichInGB) July 16, 2019I will never understand why people want to hunt these beautiful animals. They should get in trouble for this, The sad part is they have no remorse over it. IdiotsTalitha Stewart (@TalithaStewar12) July 16, 2019I hope someone hunts these people. Fair is fair .Carl Phares (@c_phares) July 16, 2019DisgustingPrincess Shears (@MrsFabulous1974) July 16, 2019Prison is the best reward….HEALTH BONANZA (@SimbarDr) July 16, 2019Humans are the worst!Breezy Breeze (@Br33Bear) July 16, 2019what a disgusting couple killing this beautiful lion.Armand (@tascosa1) July 16, 2019HeartlessTina Anton (@TinaAnton10) July 16, 2019I hope they die slow in a fireGhoul (@Ghoulgoon6) July 16, 2019Darren Carter, however, remains unfazed by the backlash and told The Mirror, “We aren’t interested in commenting. It’s too political.”A section of the internet also stressed upon the fact that trophy hunting should be banned. While speaking to The Mirror, Eduardo Goncalves, founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, said that there is nothing sporting about trophy hunting.”There is nothing romantic about killing an innocent animal. It looks as though this lion was a tame animal killed in an enclosure, bred for the sole purpose of being the subject of a smug selfie. This couple should be utterly ashamed of themselves, not showing off and snogging for the cameras,” Eduardo Goncalves told The Mirror.ALSO READ: Deer swept away in Assam floods captured in viral video from Kaziranga. Internet is devastatedALSO WATCH: Couple goes high on PDA on a bike on Delhi roads. Watch videolast_img read more