Evil US hunter who slaughtered goats in Scotland is heading back out to shoot more animals
Regardless of your views on vegetarianism, veganism, or animal rights, it's a fairly commonly accepted thing that hunting animals for sport is inhumane. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop people from engaging in the activity.
Recently, Larysa Switlyk, who describes herself as a "Professional Huntress and Angler" on Twitter, received death threats after going viral for slaughtering goats in Scotland.
"Beautiful wild goat here on the Island of Islay in Scotland," she posted on Instagram two days ago. "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 shot and dropped him! (Good thing too because he could have ran off the cliff into the water)."
Now, apparently undeterred by the previous backlash she received, Switlyk has taken to Instagram yet again to post details about her intentions to head out again for another hunt.
"My ride has arrived - I'm headed out on a bush plane for my next hunting adventure and will be out of service for two weeks," she said, posting a picture of herself next to the plane. "Nothing better than disconnecting from this social media driven world and connecting back with nature. Hopefully that will give enough time for all the ignorant people out there sending me death threats to get educated on hunting and conservation. FYI , I was in Scotland over a month ago..."
The comments on some of Switlyk's previous photos give an idea of the sorts of social media interactions she wants to avoid.
"This is like shooting cats," wrote one person. "There is nothing whatever to be proud of in shooting a goat on Islay. People visit Scotland for the beautiful scenery, to fish, or walk, or sample whisky, but whoever heard of someone coming to shoot a GOAT? Why do Americans have to shoot everything?"
"Well done - you shot a sheep. Easier than shooting a fish in a barrel since sheep tend to stand still eating grass," added another critic. "You, Mighty Hunter, with thousands of dollars worth of gear shot something that hardly moves / you won't eat / but killing it made you feel good. Arsehole."
As well as killing goats and deer while in Scotland, the hunter also has dozens of pictures on her Instagram of her killing the likes of hares, alligators, peacocks, a moose, and countless amounts of fish.
But Switlyk does not believe she's doing anything wrong by killing defenceless animals in their natural habitats. In fact, she has a show - Larysa Unleashed - that "promotes the outdoor lifestyle, offering a taste of the adventure."
The description of her show goes on to say:
"Along the way, Larysa wants to encourage the public, especially kids and females, to go hunting and experience the great outdoors. Whether it's teaching them to shoot a gun for the first time, or hunting alongside her for an amazing trophy, it will be nothing less than an extreme adventure."
Meanwhile, Scots have been outraged that someone was allowed to visit their country with the objective of slaughtering their wildlife, and have called for MPs to put a ban on hunting in the area.