The headline could have read “12-year-old hunter feeds hundreds of African orphans” but the media instead decided to demonise her. While the above photo of a young woman displaying meat from at least two slaughtered animals is considered socially acceptable a photo of a young woman with an animal she killed for food has been demonised. It is ridiculous that posing with a rifle or bow and arrow beside an animal you killed for food is demonised while posing with a smile holding a plate of meat from that same dead animal is socially acceptable. We come from a society that thinks meat comes from supermarkets.
Aryanna Gourdin’s kill list includes a zebra, giraffes, wildebeest, and even a bear, if her Facebook trophy photos featuring guns and bows are to be believed.
The pre-teen’s been labelled a “murderer”, “evil” and “disgusting” after sharing photos from a recent safari in Africa with her dad, Eli.
…Eli Gourdin added that the giraffe Aryanna killed was a “problem” animal in the area, and that the meat from all of the animals they killed would feed hundreds of local orphans.
Nonetheless, Aryanna joins a growing list of American hunters whose big game photos have sparked a backlash.