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250,000 People Are Furious About TV Host's Lion Hunt


A petition posted to Change.org asking the government of South Africa to ban Minnesota-based TV show host Melissa Bachman from the country has attracted 259,000 signatures this week, after she tweeted disturbing images of herself standing over a lion she'd killed. The image, which has since gone viral, has provoked outrage among many South Africans like Cape Town resident Elan Burman, who started the petition, calling Bachman "an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation."

From Change.org:

The huntress, who hosts a show called Winchester Deadly Passion on the hunting-themed Pursuit network, is pictured below with her kill [WARNING: Disturbing image]: