Remember how they used to teach us about the food chain back in school? A linear chain that starts with producer species and ends on predator species or decomposer species. What happens to the chain if activities like poaching and hunting come into play? It gets disturbed.
One such activity is called trophy hunting. It’s an act of hunting animals for recreation by humans. Why trophy? Because the hunted animal is put on display.
Back in 2015, The New York Times reported about the trophy hunting of a lion called Cecil in Africa. Cecil was killed by an American dentist on a hunting trip to Africa. The incident led to an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa.
Lions have been listed as an endangered species in South Africa. And recently, a picture of a couple (Darren and Carolyn Carter), kissing next to a lion they hunted in South Africa has caused quite a rage online.
The picture was shared by Legelela Safaris on their Facebook page, which was deactivated after the photo received massive backlash.
On being asked by the Mirror to comment on his decision to pose next to the dead lion, Darren Carter said, "We aren't interested in commenting on that at all. It's too political."
The couple has been called insensitive for their act. The Twitter-verse is enraged, and rightly so. Read on to know what they have to say: