Letter: Heartless slaughter

I wish to express my disgust regarding the Facebook photo you reproduced (November 21) of US television show presenter Melissa Bachman boasting proudly on the slaughter of the lion.

We all know these so-called trophy hungers pay large sums of money to enable them to shoot the animal of their choice.

Some of these people make repeat visits to Africa to add to their collection.

The poor defenceless animal is a victim from the start there is no escape.

For the animal's sake you have to hope these ''trophy hunters'' are a good shot as the consequences may lead to a slow painful death if the animal cannot be tracked after a botched shot.

Hang your head in shame Melissa Bachman. You are a poor excuse for a human being. You have no heart.


The Southland Times