AN Instagram account urging “beautiful women hunters” to share sexy snaps with animals they’ve slaughtered has been branded “stomach-churning” by animal rights groups.
The page says it is dedicated to “the most beautiful women hunting and fishing” and urges hunting enthusiasts to “send your photos direct”.
And the call appears not to have fallen on deaf ears.
The account, which has hundreds of followers, is packed with snaps of female hunters in camo garb with rifles and even bows and arrows.
The pics appear to have been taken all around the world, including many in the US, Russia and Africa.
Many of the women pose smiling with the carcasses of animals they have just killed, with some of the hunters smearing blood on their faces for the snaps.
The animals killed include deer, wild pigs and a variety of birds which are allowed to be hunted in some countries at certain times for population control.
But some of the photos also feature more exotic animals.
In one snap, a woman smiles as she poses with what appears to be a dead crocodile, while others show various species of African antelopes.
Other women pose smiling next to the bodies of dead wolves and massive grizzly bears.
The “stomach-churning” page has been slammed by animal rights groups for trying to glamorise the bloody “sport”.
Eduardo Goncalves, founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting, told Sun Online: “Trophy hunting is cowardly and heartless.
“There’s nothing glamorous about killing a defenceless animal for fun.
“Proudly parading with their ‘conquests’ is just stomach-churning.
“They should be utterly ashamed of themselves.”
And PETA’s Director, Elisa Allen told Sun Online: “Unless you’re into necrophilia or snuff videos, you can only be repulsed by images of women posing with the dead bodies of slaughtered wildlife, beautiful animals who wanted nothing more than to be left in peace.
“The magnificent beings whom hunters callously kill for Instagram ‘likes’ or to mount on their walls feel pain and suffer, just as we do, and slaughtering them often makes orphans of their young, who are left to fend for themselves.”
Trophy hunters insist regulated big game hunting can help conservation, because a portion the money they pay to shoot the animals gets put back into the protection of their natural habitats.
One of the women featured on the page is American big game hunter Kendall Jones, who has previously been slammed for her trips to Africa to hunt endangered animals.
She herself sparked an outcry in 2017 by launching a competition on her social media page urging parents to send in “cute” pics of their blood-spattered kids posing with their kills.
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