A couple has come under heavy criticism after a photo showing them kissing beside the dead body of a lion they had shot earlier in South Africa went viral.
The 'game hunters', Darren and Carolyn Carter, originally hail from Canada and had participated in a 'Legelela Safaris tour' that organizes hunting expeditions.
The company had posted the controversial picture on their Facebook page along with the caption "Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun Well done. A monster lion", but had to delete it after it sparked outrage.
Social media users have heavily condemned the couple for this callous act and Twitterati seem united in their condemnation of big-game hunting. An enraged user wrote: ""Killing a trapped animal isn't hunting. People that do this make me sick. And angry".
Darren Carter, however, has maintained silence over the issue and told the UK-based The Mirror, "We aren't interested in commenting. It's too political."
Meanwhile, there have been many cries to ban trophy hunting outright after this chilling picture went viral.
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