Kissing hunters who posed above the body of a deceased lion in a Facebook photo have exited social media over large-scale backlash.
“Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun… well done. A monster lion,” is how Darren and Carolyn Carter of Edmonton, Alberta, reportedly captioned their photo during a hunting trip to Africa.
In response, the Carters were immediately branded “murderers” and had their lives threatened over the alleged trophy kill. Their image was reportedly shared to the Facebook page of Legelela Safaris, a hunting company in Frankfort, South Africa, where it was then deleted, along with the company’s page.
The married couple currently has a non-working phone number and did not reply to an interview request via email from Yahoo Lifestyle.
According to Heavy, the Carters own Solitude Taxidermy in Spruce Grove but have removed their company website. And a business called Parkland Outdoors, a content “network” for hunters, to which the couple reportedly contributed, deleted its website and social media accounts, presumably to avoid further association with the couple.
Darren and Carolyn Carter. I hope this kiss makes you famous. pic.twitter.com/V2QUkZq5NB— Danny Clayton (@DannyjClayton) July 15, 2019
People are publishing the couple’s address and phone number on Twitter, calling them “disgusting,” and wishing “karma” on them for the deed.
Beyond disgusting! This is how they get their kicks. So disturbing.— chrissys (@chrissylso) July 17, 2019
Canadian couple kiss and pose for photo by dead lion they killed.— Dr Lauren Gavaghan (@DancingTheMind) July 15, 2019
Not brave. Not cool. Cowardly to the extreme. What sad sad souls to kill such a majestic & beautiful animal.
Ban #TrophyHunting now. https://t.co/j4DKpr3t3D pic.twitter.com/gTD1i0IyLF
I think that this is so ridiculous. how is this a sport? We as humans are killing the most beautiful animal in the world. Stop this please!— Gary Carvalho (@79gfc) July 14, 2019
This is evil 😡😡.— albert makgoka (@kgantshi1987) July 17, 2019
Next time, no gun. Just hand-to-paw combat. Let's see how they do.— kevin chapman (@kevinc_262) July 16, 2019
I highly agree with you. As a lover of animals myself, I am so appalled at this stuff. I find the male lion is so majestic. I am also so against any animals cruelty.— Linda3 (@LindaW337) July 16, 2019
The kissing couple are Darren and Carolyn Carter from Alberta Canada, they killed 3 canned lions in a day. They run a taxidermy business called Solitude Taxidermy, on Facebook. 🤬🤢@rickygervais @CBTHunting @Protect_Wldlife @PeterEgan6 @_AnimalAdvocate @Animal_Watch @Animals1st pic.twitter.com/Z96aKcPrhL— Xpose Trophy Hunting (@XposeTrophyHunt) July 15, 2019
Beyond horrific that they are proud of this disgusting act— Kathleen Lukasiewic (@noooname1818) July 17, 2019
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