Huntress faces backlash for photos with dead sheep and blood-covered sex toy from hunting trip in Scotland
The unabashed US huntress had previously sparked outrage for killing endangered species and posing for smiling photos with them
During an all-girls trip to Norfolk, Larysa Switlyk, a huntress from the US, posed with dead sheep and a blood-covered sex toy, sparking outrage across social media. Last month, during one of her hunting trips in Scotland, Switlyk faced a severe backlash for taking smiling pictures next to a dead goat.
While enraged Scottish folk expressed disdain and called her "barbaric" and "not welcome" at the time, Switlyk seems unfazed. The 33-year-old went on to pose with a sex toy covered in blood and a dead sheep next to her as she celebrated a friend's 30th birthday with a group of female hunters, Mirror reports.
It is being said that after Switlyk had "disrespected" the animal, British hunter Jenna Gearing, who was on the trip, left immediately. According to her, Switlyk wanted to hunt down some Chinese Water Deer which now live in Norfolk and were previously imported from Asia. While the sex toy had been gifted to Switlyk on her birthday, Gearing said that she was "rude and arrogant" throughout the trip.
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Speaking to Daily Mail, she said: "It was a bit of fun during the party but I have no idea why it was brought out the following day on a hunt. It was an appalling thing to do, a complete show of disrespect to the animal she has just killed. I'm not friends with Larysa any longer and In fact, the reason I left that hunt early was because I was so against what she stood for and her morals."
She continued: "I'd left the hunting trip before that photo was taken but it is an embarrassment to people that hunt like me and my family." The organizer of the hunting event allegedly felt forced to end the trip half-way through the day after Larysa's "unbearable" conduct, Gearing added.
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Switlyk boasted in one of her earlier Instagram posts how she was able to secure a "200-yard shot" while killing a goat with her rifle after spending two days hunting the animal. When she faced severe backlash for her actions, she hit back even harder and subsequently released a new clothing line mocking the outrage she was subjected to on social media.
In her t-shirts, she emblazoned slogans such as "Don’t Let Me Get Your Goat" and "Barbaric Hunter". Switlyk explained her new venture on Instagram: "Due to the recent outrage over my hunting adventures I’ve decided to launch T-shirts to take a stance for what I believe in. A percentage of every shirt sold goes towards conservation efforts for the world’s capra species. Thank you for your support!"
After Switlyk's unabashed posts, a petition was launched calling for the Scottish Parliament to ban trophy hunting in Scotland.