A 12-year-old girl from Utah posted some pics on Facebook and the backlash hasn’t stopped. People from all around the globe have posted on Aryanna Gourdin’s page. Some folks have even issued death threats in response to her pictures.
The pictures show Aryanna posing with animal carcasses from a series of hunts. One of the most controversial pics shows Aryanna posing with a dead giraffe, her rifle leaning up against the beast.
Not only has Aryanna been pictured hunting with a rifle, but also a bow. As well as animals native to Africa, like giraffes and zebras, she has also been photographed with animals native to North America like bears and deer.
Family friend Mark Martineau, who runs Rack Em Up Hunts and organized a safari to Africa involving Aryanna and her father, Eli, defended the girl.
“You threaten her or her family and you’ll have to come through her father and myself and thousands of others. I promise you I wouldn’t hesitate,” Martineau said.
Opposing Views reports:
Pictures on Facebook showing a 12-year-old girl from Utah posing with carcasses from a series of hunts have been targeted for criticism.
People from around the world have posted on Aryanna Gourdin’s page, including some who have issued death threats, according to media reports.
One of the most controversial pictures showed Aryanna posing with a dead giraffe, holding her rifle up in victory.