PETA responded to the incident in a statement to The Huffington Post: "It's obvious that not everyone has evolved mentally and emotionally when you see someone grinning after gunning down another living being who was busy minding his or her own business and living life."
Kid Rock has previously butted heads with PETA over his fur coats and performing at SeaWorld in Florida.
For his part, Nugent's had public spats with PETA over fur and hunting, and even once wondered aloud:
I'm stymied to come up with anything funnier than people who think animals have rights. Just stick an arrow through their lungs.
Other photos on Nugent's Facebook page show friends and fans posing with other rare and threatened animals like moose, bears, a hippopotamus, a female lion, a wolf and a rare albino deer. Below are some visual examples of why Nugent is the worst.
And just in case you need more convincing, the presumed benefits, like funding for conservation, of trophy hunting have been called into question recently - and vehemently denied when a safari club in Texas auctioned off the chance to kill an endangered black rhino. Many conservationists say that not only does trophy hunting often harm wild populations, but that encouraging the killing of rare species hurts their long-term survival.