Do these people have any idea of the damage their online threats and attacks have on hunters or do they just not care that they are hurting another human being?
Well, now they’re responsible for keeping one woman from ever hunting again – unfortunately, she won’t be doing anything else ever again, either.
27-year-old Melania Capitan, who was from Catalonia and had lived for the last three years in Huesca, became a well-known blogger and hunter – gaining thousands of followers by sharing her experiences in the outdoors with her fans.
But after being hounded and threatened on social media by animal rights activists, Capitan reportedly committed suicide Wednesday to end the harassment. Sources say the young huntress left a note for friends before ending her life in response to the bullying – which didn’t end after her death.
“She’s finished the lives of many animals and no one defended the death of them… I think our [lives are] worth the same as theirs,” one person wrote on her Facebook page.
Another said, “You have done a favor to humanity! Bye Bye.”
Look: hunting is conservation and many of us choose to harvest the meat we feed our families from the woods. These “animal activists” are the worst – claiming to act on behalf of the welfare of animals while targeting humans – but we have got to do a better job of holding our own and supporting others, especially on social media!
RIP, Melania. We won’t let you or your story be forgotten!