Advert

Latest

12 hours ago
Advert
12 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

21 hours ago
Advert

Couple Spark Outrage After Sharing Their Hunting Kills On Social Media

Couple Spark Outrage After Sharing Their Hunting Kills On Social Media

A fashion influencer has now begun to flaunt her new hunting passion on social media - but some of her followers aren't happy about her 'disgusting' new habit.

Blogger Kristyn Higdon, 28, from Lexington, Kentucky, USA, originally gained followers by sharing lifestyle and fashion tips.

However, over the last four years, Kristyn has also begun to share her love of hunting animals online, often flaunting her latest kills on the Insta grid like trophies, alongside her style tips.

Using a double tree-stand set up, Kristyn and her fiancé Chad, 33, capture many of their hunts on the 'gram, for followers to see.

Advert
Kristyn with the head of a dear she killed (Credit: MediaDrumWorld/ Instagram)
Kristyn with the head of a dear she killed (Credit: MediaDrumWorld/ Instagram)

Pictures include slain deer and turkeys, which Kristyn stands proudly alongside after hunting them.

And naturally, they don't all receive positive responses.

'You are a disgusting excuse for a human," one critic wrote after seeing her kill shot.

Advert

While another penned: "Hopefully, one day soon karma finds you."


"In the words of Ricky Gervais 'Whether god or millions of years of evolution creation these magnificent creatures, why KILL them' absolutely disgusting!!!!" another chipped in.

Advert

"A selfie too??? Just so horrible and crude!!! Well done. You managed to shoot a stationary, peaceful creature with a high velocity rifle. Very sporting".

Despite the backlash, Kristyn says she will continue posting the snaps, as she sees hunting as a means of "conservation", and argues she is controlling the population numbers of the animals she kills.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Life

Why Your Gushing Mother's Day Tributes On Social Media Are Totally Insensitive

Kristyn is proud of her hunting (Credit: Instagram/ MediaDrumWorld)
Kristyn is proud of her hunting (Credit: Instagram/ MediaDrumWorld)

Kristyn and Chad, who are to marry this year, add that they plan to continue hunting for many years to come, and want their future kids to pursue it too.

Advert
Outrage As Woman Does Pull-Ups On Elephant's Tusks
Life

Outrage As Woman Does Pull-Ups On Elephant's Tusks

published at22 days ago

"We definitely plan to continue passing the hunting tradition down through our family. We're scheduled to get married in December of 2021 next year.

"There's no plans for children just yet but we do have two nieces we'd love to take some day," she says.


Advert

"Just this year, we hunted a double tree-stand setup together and I harvested a buck which was awesome. It's also something I get to do with my dad and papa.

"I predominantly hunt during the early fall for compound bow deer season - and usually only for whitetail deer. I also love turkey hunting in the spring with my dad."

While many hunters cite conservation as a justification for the bloodsport, animal rights charities have fought against this notion for years.

"Contrary to what hunters often say in defence of their cruel pastime, hunting has nothing to do with 'conservation' or 'population control.' In fact, animals are often specially bred and raised for hunters to kill," PETA say.

Kristyn gets backlash for her posts (Credit: Instagram/ MediaDrumWorld)
Kristyn gets backlash for her posts (Credit: Instagram/ MediaDrumWorld)

"If left unaltered by humans, the delicate balance of nature's ecosystems ensures the survival of most species. Natural predators help maintain this balance by killing only the sickest and weakest individuals.

"Hunters, however, strive to kill the animals they would like to hang over the fireplace-usually the largest, most robust animals, who are needed to keep the gene pool strong.

"This 'trophy hunting' often weakens the rest of the species' population: Elephant poaching is believed to have increased the number of tuskless animals in Africa, and in Canada, hunting has caused the bighorn sheep's horn size to fall by 25 percent in the last 40 years."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/ MediaDrumWorld

Topics: Real, Life, Animals

Chosen for YouChosen for You

It's A Sin Viewers Call For Keeley Hawes to 'Win A Bafta' After 'Outstanding And Magnificent' Performance
published at13 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Tasty

M&S Is Finally Selling Full-Sized Colin The Caterpillar Faces For £1 Each

published at21 hours ago

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]