Photo credit: via https://twitter.com/MelissaBachman

A hunter, Melissa Bachman, posted a photograph on Facebook and Twitter of her holding a rifle and smiling beside the corpse of a male lion. It immediately caused a huge online outrage. She posted,

“Incredible day in South Africa,” the self-styled “hardcore huntress” said of  her pursuits at the Maroi Conservancy, adding: “Stalked inside 60-yards on this beautiful male lion … what a hunt!”

One person commented, “You didn't kill a lion, you stood behind a machine and pulled a little  trigger, you pathetic, sad excuse of a human.”

 

Photo credit: via https://twitter.com/MelissaBachman


Ricky Gervais, the British comedian, shared Ms Bachman's comment “what a   hunt!” on his own Twitter feed, adding: “Spot the typo”.

She was axed as a contestant on the National Geographic Channel program,  Ultimate Survival Alaska last year after 13,000 people signed a petition protesting against the inclusion of a “heartless trophy hunter”. Ms Bachman could not be contacted for comment on Friday.

THIS IS THE PETITION THAT WAS SPREAD AROUND THE WEB