Woman seen smiling for camera holding a leopard she just killed, gets roasted by celebrities
The viral image of a woman with a dead leopard appears to have come from the Safari Club International's website where members share images of their 'trophies'
A trophy hunting picture of a woman holding a dead leopard has gone viral on social media afer multiple celebrities shared the image to condemn big-game hunting and to shame the woman for killing the animal. The image, slammed by celebrities including Kyle Richards, Naomi Campbell and Doutzen Kroes, was initially shared by the co-founder of "Knot on my Planet", David Bonnouvrier, on Instagram.
Bonnouvrier, whose organization aims to stop ivory poaching, called on social media users to phone the Safari Club International, where the woman was a member, and "give them a piece of your mind."
Bonnouvrier wrote: "A very large male Leopard recently killed by Britany L, member of the Safari Club International based in Tucson, AZ. Call them and give them a piece of your mind. #sci #stopbiggamehunting #idiot #monstress."
The image, which shows the woman smiling with the dead animal in her arms, appears to have come from the Safari Club website's “SCI Record Book", which is a page where members share images of their hunt to brag about their killing. The image was reportedly posted on September 7 and the woman is only known by her first name Brittany.
The image went viral recently after supermodel Naomi Campbell reshared the image and called for her fans to phone the international hunting organization and to slam them for their actions.
The image reshared by Campbell has garnered over 200,000 likes and 14,000 comments. Many of the comments denounced and shamed the female hunter in the picture. One of them wrote: "This is disgusting!" While another user added: "How could you smile at such a horrible thing. I hope she burns in hell. How could you kill such a wonderful and beautiful animal just for the fun of it. How dare you?”
Shortly after Campbell shared the image, Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes and writer Carré Otis also shared her post on their Instragram accounts to spread awareness about the horrible killing.
Kroes wrote: the "woman in the picture should be ashamed of herself.” Otis called for trophy hunting to be made "a crime."
The picture was also shared by the 'Real House Wives of Beverly Hills' star Kyle Richards, who shared the image saying: "I know this is upsetting to see but, if we don’t speak up, this will never stop.”
The woman in the viral picture is the latest person to be called out for big game hunting on social media. American trophy hunter Tess Thompson Talley was slammed in July for sharing a smiling picture of herself with a rare black giraffe that she had killed herself.