Larysa Switlyk, the host of “Larysa Unleashed,” was slammed on social media this week after posting a picture of herself with a dead goat during a hunting trip in Scotland.
Switlyk posted the photos of herself and a friend during their hunting trip in Scotland on her Twitter and Instagram pages Monday.
“Beautiful wild goat here on the Island of Islay in Scotland,” she tweeted, with a picture of the dead goat. “Such a fun hunt!! They live on the edge of the cliffs of the island and know how to hide well. We hunted hard for a big for 2 days and finally got on this group.”
Beautiful wild goat here on the Island of Islay in Scotland. Such a fun hunt!! They live on the edge of the cliffs of the island and know how to hide well. We hunted hard for a big one for 2 days and finally got on this group. Made a perfect 200 yard s… https://t.co/AnIVSloS9J pic.twitter.com/x2FzvTF7No— Larysa Switlyk (@LSwitlyk) October 22, 2018
Several social media users criticized the host for posing with the dead animal, including the first minister of Scotland.
The hunt was confirmed to be legal, and the game she was hunting was actually classified as a non-native invasive species. But apparently, facts do not matter.
Totally understandable why the images from Islay of dead animals being held up as trophies is so upsetting and offensive to people. @scotgov will review the current situation and consider whether changes to the law are required. https://t.co/SIQxcEYBzR— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) October 24, 2018