Per reports, photos on social media showing a 12-year-old girl posing with ‘creatures from a series of hunts’ have been targeted for criticism. People from around the world have posted on the girl’s, Aryana, page, including some who have issued death threats, according to media reports. Aryana’s photos provoked even more extreme responses. Others have defended Aryana, saying she is contributing to conservation work. They also point to the fact that the meat from the dead animals was donated to local orphanages.
One of the most controversial pictures showed Aryana posing with a dead giraffe, holding her rifle up in victory (SEE PHOTO). “Thanks for reminding me that stupid people still exist.. Please consider using that thing in your head next time, that what we call a BRAIN,” one user wrote, according to Daily Mail. Aryana has been pictured hunting with a bow and a rifle. As well as African animals, like giraffes and zebras, she has also been photographed with animals like bears and deer.
Family friend Mark, who runs RackEmUp Hunts and organized a safari to Africa involving Aryana and her father, Eli, defended the girl. “All of these death threats towards a child because she chooses to hunt,” Martineau wrote on his business page. “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,” he added.
Aryana’s photos provoked even more extreme responses. Comments included “Literally hope someone skins you,” “makes me wanna kill her” and “do the world a favor and kill yourself already before someone makes you disappear.” Others have defended Aryana, saying she is contributing to conservation work. They also point to the fact that the meat from the dead animals was donated to local orphanages. “No many 12 year olds let alone grown men have experienced as many hunts as this little lady has […] this little gal is the next big thing,” administrators on Rack Em Up wrote of Aryana. Dear readers, we are republishing this story in light of recent reports that show more and more Americans are changing their attitudes toward hunting animals amid increased awareness from animal rights groups and causes.