Outrage caused as American TV presenter posts pictures of trophy hunt
Posted 25th October 2018
American TV presenter Larysa Switlyk has caused outrage after she posted pictures of her Trophy Hunting excursion to Scotland. Pictures showed her posing with the corpse of a wild goat on Islay.
Robbie Marsland, Director of League Against Cruel Sports Scotland said:
"Islay is such a beautiful part of Scotland and the wildlife are a huge part of this beauty, so for visitors to come to Scotland and glorify the hunting and killing of wild goats is abhorrent.
"The pictures which have been splashed across social media are disgusting but what is worse is that there is no legislation to prevent this from happening and therefore no repercussions for the so called "hardcore huntress".
"It is sad that tourism companies are encouraging visitors to Scotland to stalk and hunt wildlife when we should instead be encouraging people to enjoy our wildlife without the need to kill it."
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon issued a statement on the matter which has been welcomed by the League.