Colorado Mother Receives Death Threats After Photos of Mountain Lion Hunt Posted Online
Some people don’t enjoy hunting. I get it, I really do, it’s not for everyone.
However, I really don’t understand the harassment that anti-hunters heap onto hunters, especially in today’s digital age.
Charisa Argys, a mother and hunter living in Colorado, has had her life turned upside down after a German journalist called her out online for shooting and killing a mountain lion during a legal hunt over a year ago.
According to the Daily Mail,
I posted a photo of my daughter with her recently adopted housecat on our local Humane Society Facebook page,’ said Argys.
‘The next thing I knew, this Silvia person commented on and posted a link to my personal page with a photo of my mountain lion. I have no idea how she found me.’
Argys said that the comment in question referred to her mountain lion photograph she uploaded last year and said, ‘Sadly, you don’t love ALL cats, Madame.’
‘I have never been called so many horrible, hateful names in my life.’ said Argys.
‘They even went as far as to post my full name, address and directions to my house.’
One comment reads, ‘The only answer is to take out these psychopaths. Problem solved — animals saved.’
Another comment calls for ‘an eye for an eye.’
And another, ‘You are a disgrace to those of us who respect life, human and animal. I’d love to hunt YOU and hang YOUR head on my living room wall.’
Absolutely ridiculous. Also, there is a certain amount of hypocrisy involved here. Do these people threatening this woman eat a vegan only diet? Do they not realize that animals killed by hunters are almost always killed more humanely than animals that are raised en masse by large corporations for the sole purpose of being killed?