Canadian couple criticized for kissing in picture taken with dead lion

Jul 17 2019, 3:34 am

A Canadian couple is receiving backlash for kissing while posing with a dead lion on a hunting trip.

English online tabloid the Mirror first published a picture identifying the couple as Darren and Carolyn Carter from Edmonton, Alberta who took the photo while on a hunting trip in South Africa.

The Mirror used the picture in an article about its new campaign “calling for an end to the barbaric practice of trophy hunting.”

The picture was initially shared by Legelela Safaris on its Facebook. On its website, the company says it “conducts hunts all over South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.”

The Mirror called the Carters a “sick couple” who enjoy posing “proudly with the animals they have slaughtered.”

The Carters — who also own a taxidermy company in Alberta — have come under harsh criticism for their picture which has been shared widely on social media.

The couple has since deactivated all of their social media accounts and their taxidermy website.

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