Melissa Bachman lion photo: Hunter stirs outrage after posting picture of dead animal she killed

A big game hunter is facing harsh criticism for posting a picture of herself posing with a lion she shot and killed in South Africa.

According to ABC News, Melissa Bachman posted a photo on her Facebook page of herself smiling next to the carcass of the lion with her rifle in hand.

The photo went viral drawing outrage from animal lovers. Cape Town resident Elan Burman started a petition to ban Bachman from the country for her actions.

As of Monday afternoon, the petition has over 16,000 signatures.

Bachman hosts a show called "Winchester Deadly Passion" which chronicles her hunting trips across America.

She has yet to respond to her critics.



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