Anti-hunting advocates went ballistic when a photo of Steven Spielberg with a dead animal was posted online. Those who engaged in the social network bashing must not have looked very closely at the image of the renowned director and the “dead” critter behind him — it was a dinosaur.
The Kendall Jones hunting photos featuring trophy kills has apparently prompted some opposed to hunting to scour cyberspace in search of notables in hunting poses or with dead animals. Hunting is a long-standing American tradition. All who engage in or support hunting for food do not also applaud safari encounters and trophy hunting. One of the anti-hunting photos designed to inspire ire and backlash against the celebrity has backfired in a big way.
A Facebook post from a user named PenelopeRayzor Bachand is one of many which sums up the confused anti-hunting angst over Speilberg’s dead dinosaur photo:
“He’s a disgusting inhumane prick. I’d love to see these hunters be stopped. I think zoos are the best way to keep these innocent animals safe. A**h***s like this piece of s**t are going into these beautiful animal’s HOME and murdering. That’s what’s so selfish about ppl that hunt they’re uneducated and their way of thinking is well, these animals are overpopulating and are going to die anyway. Well HUMAN BEINGS are overpopulating and GUESS WHAT? If we were to kill an innocent human being and used that as an excuse we’d be in prison. I think it’s time to say the same thing about animal rights. Steven Spielberg I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again. ANIMAL KILLER.”
The photo of Steven Spielberg was taken on the set of blockbuster Jurassic Park. The dinosaur was an animatronic triceratops movie prop. Exactly what species of animal the angry posters thought the director was posing with is unclear — perhaps a rhino?
Even after a string of comments beneath the Steven Spielberg “dead” animal photo pointed out that it was a Jurassic Park movie image and that dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, the animal killer sentiments continued. After the glaring fact was shared, one poster said, “I don’t care who he is, he should not have shot that animal.”
What do you think about the recent drama surrounding the posting of hunting images online? Do you see a difference between hunting to feed the family and trophy hunting?