A German financial journalist triggered attacks on an American hunter by some of her fellow “animal rights” cultists that have included death threats against the hunter.
Respected German journalist and animals rights activist, Silvia Wadhwa commented on a mundane picture of Argys’s daughter and housecat recently by linking to the picture of the mountain lion – sending the photograph viral and sparking the vitriol.
‘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.’
The photo was then reposted to animal rights groups and anti-hunting forums such as the International Animal Rescue Foundation World Action – where Argys received a barrage of criticism.
‘They were calling me horrible names. They were saying they wanted to kill me, they wanted to see me dead, they called me fat, they called me ugly, they called me the B-word, they called me the C-word,’ said Argys to CBS.
‘There really wasn’t anything they weren’t willing to call me and to say.
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.
I’ve known a few anti-hunters in my time. Many will happily put down their burger or chicken nuggets so that they can point their finger at you and tell you how “inhumane” you are as a hunter. Wadhwa is no different.
— Silvia Wadhwa (@EuroWadhwa) February 1, 2014
The reality is, however, that these holier-than-thou types like Wadhwa rarely pay more than lip service to herd management, habitat preservation, and other conservation efforts. It is hunters that do more to preserve game species that anyone else.