"Beautiful Wild Goat Here on Islay Island in Scotland," Larysa Switlyk, a Florida-born hunter who hosts a show on Canada's Wild TV, wrote on social media alongside a photo of her posing with her dead body , 19659002] "Such a funny hunt !! You live on the edge of the cliffs of the island and know how to hide well.We hunted hard for a big two days and then came to this group.A perfect 200 yard shot . "
On Wednesday, there was a backlash in the social media, which soon led to a reaction from the legislature.
Michael Russell, member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute, to which the island in question belongs, said he would "urgently" take up the hunt with the government.
"If this actually happens on Islay and is taken over by some kind of tour operator, I want to see it stop immediately" Russell said
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said
the government "will review the current situation and consider whether changes to the law are needed."
It was "completely understandable why Islay's images of dead animals being trophies are so exciting and offensive to people," Sturgeon added.
The National, a Scottish newspaper, splashed Switlyk on its front page Thursday
with the headline "GOAT HUNT FURY".
The US hunter, in turn, could not be aware of the snowball fight in her photos. She wrote late on Wednesday evening on Instagram that she was "on a bush plane for the next hunting adventure and will be out of action for two weeks."
"Hopefully this will give enough time for all the ignorant people out there who send me death threats to be trained on hunting and conservation," she added. "FYI, I was in Scotland over a month ago."
While hunting is common in parts of the UK, especially in areas where selection is necessary for land management purposes. There is less of a culture to follow a killing with alleged trophies posing, as is the case in the US.
Numerous American hunters have sparked worldwide outrage by posting photos of wild animals killed on controversial hunting trips in Namibia and other African countries.
Both sons of US President Donald Trump, Donald Jr. and Eric, are big game hunters. Don Jr. was photographed holding a severed elephant's tail after a hunt in Zimbabwe. He should have been committed to limiting the hunt for trophies in the US.
The prevalence of hunters posting photos from their shots on social media coincided with an increased backlash against practice and the perceived glee at killing wild animals with powerful rifles.
Some gaming companies, especially in African countries, justify the hunt on the grounds that the high fees for killing animals help finance other conservation efforts, but many experts dispute this.
"Economically, the real benefits of hunting from the natives are exaggerated or virtually non-existent in the case of trophy-hunting animals like polar bears in Canada," said Jeffrey Flocken, senior vice president at the Humane Society for CNN in 2015.
"Hunters are not like natural enemies," he added. "They target the largest specimens, those with the largest tusks, manes, antlers, or horns."
Heavy-armed hunters, however, do not always have the last laugh. Earlier this month, a hunter was hospitalized in Alaska after a large black bear he had shot fell on him while last week a team of hunters in Namibia escaped from a herd of elephants that attacked them after they had one His members shot them dead.
The country's Ministry of Environment and Tourism ordered an investigation into the latter case, saying the killing was "unethical and unprofessional," and the hunters involved could lose their licenses, according to Namibia Broadcasting Corporation.