Hunting show host Larysa Switlyk was slammed on social media recently for posting a picture of her with an animal she killed while on a hunt in Scotland.
According to Fox News:
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.
“A unique hunt?”
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) October 24, 2018
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
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.