Hunter Who Brags About Slaughtering Mountain Line Gets Hit With Dose Of Karma
Sep 24th, 2020
Ever since we were younger, we were always taught to respect the wild, including the animals that live there. For some, hunting is a leisure activity. But this has a negative effect on the wild animals, especially the species that are nearing extinction.
Still, this sad truth will not stop these people from doing what they want to do, even if this means that they would put some animals lives in danger for extinction.
Just recently, a 28-year-old woman named Franchesca Esplin who is a hunter from Colorado was bashed for sharing a picture that she posted online. It was a photo of a hunt that she had been to in December 2018. On one of the pictures is her holding the dead body of a mountain lion.
She even bragged about how she was able to kill the animal and how glad she was that she has ticked this off her bucket list.
On her Facebook post, she was gushing about how hunting and killing this mountain lion has forever been on the top of her bucket list. She even thanked the houndsmen who helped her. She wrote:
“Anyone that knows me has known that this hunt has been at the top of my bucket list FOREVER. I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to harvest this amazing tom, being there in person seeing the cat in the tree and watching/hearing the hounds work is hands down the most amazing experience.”
She also wrote that she was still on cloud 9 and nobody can fathom how happy she was. Her post immediately went viral for all the wrong reasons on social media. She did not only receive criticisms, but she even got a lot of threats too!
This pushed her to deactivate all of her social media accounts. If you have seen her photos, you would understand why many people are angry at her. On the first picture was of her holding the lifeless giant cat. The second was her posing and showing her bloody hands and clothes after the kill.
There was also video evidence of the hunt on social media. On the video, Esplin can be seen shooting and killing the lion while it was seeking for a safe place on top of the tree after it was chased around by hounds.
Her post also called the attention of the animal rights group, Prairie Protection Colorado (PPC). They criticized Esplin and even called her a ‘sadistic’ because of how she hunted down this innocent mountain lion. The group also posted screenshots of how Esplin bragged about the kill. PPC also responded to her posts and how she acted on Facebook.
“This is the mentality of people who kill predator species for sport and fun and that Colorado’s wildlife policies and officials support this insane looting of Colorado’s wildlife. It is OUR RESPONSIBILITY as people who care about wildlife to END the insanity of killing for pleasure. We have to do more than get angry and type about it on Facebook. We need to all come together to start the process of changing laws.”
PPC explains that even though there is a permit provided for hunting mountain lions in Colorado, many are still taking the lives of these big cats illegally and they want to put a stop to these actions before its too late.