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Disaster Strikes Popular Female Hunter

A big game hunter named Melania Capitan living in Huesca, Spain, enjoyed blogging about her life and her hobby. Capitan had tens of thousands of followers on Facebook and on Instagram, but not all of her followers were fans or admirers. Some were there to let the woman know that they found her hunting hobby disgraceful.

The popular big game hunter was found dead, and apparently took her own life. She had reportedly long been trolled, bullied and threatened by people online for her habit. She admitted it had gotten out of hand. A few weeks after finding a death threat on her car, she committed suicide. Her friends say she had other troubles, however.

Capitan frequently posted candid images of herself on her hunting expeditions, pictures of her prey, and offered information about hunting. She especially encouraged female hunters, or women interested in the sport. She long defended hunting, which she says was a passion "like love, like eating or sleeping".

The internet hunting star had a lot of haters. People frequented her social media accounts to slam her for killing animals and posting photos of their dead bodies. At first, Capitan was not discouraged by the criticism.

“I cannot find an explanation why you call us murderers. If you want to eat leeks or celery, do it," Capitan once responded on a Facebook post. “If we want to eat game, we do. Let us act in our own way because in this country, at the moment, this activity is legal.”

She admits that as time went on, the harassment she was getting from animal rights activists was getting out of control.

“I hope someone gives you a beating that leaves you four months in a coma," read one unfriendly comment.

She began receiving death threats, with one message threatening to put a bullet between her eyes.

“Even though I have been receiving attacks since 2015, now the situation has become unsustainable,” she told Heraldo de Aragon, a Spanish newspaper.

Capitan reportedly called a few friends just before her death to say goodbye, and left a suicide note. The note has not been released, but friends said that her problems went beyond cyberbullying. They say she was dealing with a lot of personal issues.

The Royal Spanish Federation of Hunting filed a criminal complaint against those activists threatening her online. “Animal terrorism has once against made an intolerant and violent attack against the hunting group, with insults, calumnies, threats, even death, after the tragic, sad death of Capitan Melanie," the complaint reads.

Even after her tragic death, her critics are not satisfied with letting things go. Many are coming to her social media pages to post celebratory comments.

"You have done a favor to humanity! Bye Bye," wrote one commenter.

"She was so bitter that she had to pay her hate killing innocent animals, thank God she killed herself, the only good thing she did lately," wrote another.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Mel Capitan Hunter/Facebook

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