World Outraged Over TV Presenter Melissa Bachman’s Hunted Lion Photo

Melissa Bachman hunts a lion and takes a photo smiling that outrages the world

The world angrily lashed out when Melissa Bachman posted a photo online of the dead lion she killed as she smiled and posed next to it. The internet went furious and started sharing the photo of the “leech” so that “nobody forgets her face.” A petition was also launched to ban her from South Africa, the location where she killed the lion.

The days where hunting is considered an applauded sport are gone. Now we have dwindling populations around the world. Sadly, even reserves that claim to have tigers in protection are sometimes found to be controversially without them. Animals are disappearing at a fast rate and attributed to global warming, deforestation and humans. The way things stand now with animal populations, this is the era of conservation and activism, not hunting.

On American TV networks today, Paul Watson is seen ferociously fighting whale and dolphin poachers in the Pacific, National Geographic is constantly traveling to the last remote places left on the planet while just last week the Obama Administration authorized the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to crush 6 tons and 25 years worth of confiscated ivory. The public crushing was considered a symbolic message to end the ivory trade. Now, the American TV presenter, Melissa Bachman, posts pictures that gloat her latest kill. It is estimated that only around 15,000 lions are left in the whole of Africa. In response, the world rallied against her.

The outrage Melissa Bachman faces not only includes public shaming in the media but also furious rage against her on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. All her social media accounts had to be shut down following the backlash. The lion she hunted in the photo is now being defended by the world and they are pissed she “stalked inside 60-yards on this beautiful male lion – what a hunt!”  The expression marks in the photo’s caption parallel with her gloating smile.

This is not her first back-lashing experience. Melissa Bachman is a longtime hunter and has many photographs of her kills. There is even a “Trophy Room” section on her website featuring more than 60 photos of her dead animals. In 2012, 13,000 people signed a petition to remove her as a contestant on the National Geographic program Ultimate Survival Alaska. The voices were heard and she was removed.

Melissa Bachman kills a lion on a hunt and outrages the world when she smiled in the photo

The latest petition, entitled “The Government of the Republic of South Africa: Deny future entry to Melissa Bachman,” was started by Elan Burman from Cape Town.  It has garnered 103,000 supporters all encouraging the government of South Africa to banish her from ever returning.

The anti Melissa Bachman petitioners left comments on the petition such as how she is a contradiction to the conservation of the country, how animals are not trophies and how the animals have no chance against guns.

One signatory, Richard Robinson, pointed out the reality when he said, “you didn’t kill a lion, you stood behind a machine and pulled a little trigger, you pathetic, sad excuse of a human.”

Melissa Bachman may not understand we are in an age of conservation. World outrage might help her grasp that point since statistics on dwindling reserves failed. In the meantime, as media spreads her crime, news outlets warn audiences that the photos of her hunted and dead lion plus other animals might be “distressful” to see. Melissa Bachman, the TV presenter now famous for cruelty, can be accessed on YouTube while her Facebook and Twitter are deactivated. Warning: videos may cause distress to onlookers.

By Cayce Manesiotis

The Daily Mail

The Independent


34 Responses to World Outraged Over TV Presenter Melissa Bachman’s Hunted Lion Photo

  1. Dan December 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Biggest cunt alive on this planet. Someone just shoot her and then smile over her-dead body. Seriously, it would be fair.

  2. DT December 2, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Ony people on the jerk end of the continuum of humanity hunt animals for sport. They have no chance against a high powered rifle. A “cowards only” sport

  3. Nickey November 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Stay the hell out of South Africa – you better not put your feet here again bloody cruel woman. I hope you loose everything you have due to your disgusting bragging spree! If you managed to shoot that lion so easily its because it was raised as a pet you moron. When the mature they are used for canned hunting. They have no instinct to fight or flight because they were taught to trust humans. Go to hell!

  4. milissas mörder November 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

    erhenkt die kleine fotze im walt die dumme hure kapiert nicht das Tiere Lebewesen wie wier sind naia auser milisser bakman die ferfikte dumme seis notte wist ihr was ich werde sie eifach persönlich umbringen und swa schneide ich ihr zu erst alle finger ab dann die zehen und reise ihr alle zehne raus dann gehbe ich iher ein gift das en ganz langsam unt kualfoll vereken läst dumme fotzen wie sie gehören einfach tot hofent lich ist das ne wahnung füer dich ich schwöre noch ein Tier und ich töte diech ferstanden du hure

  5. Martine November 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Hunting defenseless animals seems to give Melissa Bachman a tremendous orgasm. I would suggest her to swap her gun for a sextoy. The effect would be the same and it surely would be safer for the nature protection and endangered species.

  6. Carol Coombe November 20, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I do not understand this woman’s smile, full of dazzling white teeth and emanating vast joy, delight, satisfaction and stunning power, blazing her triumph over a neckfull of jewellery. I just do not understand what she gets out of this (or any other) kill. Is Melissa simply a would-be gladiator, a ‘bestiarius’ or hunter of wild beasts in the Roman Colosseum? Or is that smile telling her public she is having a nuclear ‘sexual event’? Or is that her ego plastered all over her face – she has to be good at something? Or is that dazzle all about abuse she herself has suffered. Psychologists please speak up! Help here! Please.

  7. Val Forrest November 20, 2013 at 5:44 am

    I don’t think that hunting a lion with a telescopic sight is sportsmanship. If she tracked the lion on foot through the bush without a telescopic sight and without a tracker and a vehicle, perhaps I would then be prepared to think of it as hunting, but to be led by a tracker out into the African bush with all the mod cons, have the lion pointed out to you and then line up the shot with a telescopic sight. What a farce, you are no hunter, maybe a sharp shooter but definitely not a hunter!

  8. DS November 20, 2013 at 4:39 am

    SRobison sounds like an American that knows so much about a lion pride….Fact: male lions are a critical part in the survival of eco balance of lions, genius. They have a harem of lionesses and cubs that are their offspring, and wont kill them unless they take over another male’s pride. This is the way nature intended and it’s natural. But, by destroying one male, chances are this dead male’s pride (harem) will now be unprotected to be killed by another male. So Melissa just ensured the death of other innocent females and cubs.

  9. Clint November 20, 2013 at 3:02 am

    #MelissaBachman #CannedHunting

    Hey Melissa Bachman.

    In South Africa we have a problem with Poaching. Maybe we can send you after the Poachers. Instead of you killing animals in cages, you could go out on a real Safari and kill real prey. How are your tracking skills? Don’t worry, it is all legal. In South Africa we are allowed to kill people too, when the Government agree to it.
    You can even use your telescopic sights to make it a bit easier for you and reduce the danger to yourself.

    The nice side of this is that instead of you paying for an easy kill (Canned Animals), the South African Government will pay you! It will be like working on a special mission for the army. Now that is a great concept.

    Don’t worry about a visa or anything. I am sure Zuma Airlines can get you in. We can film the hunt too. Make Dvds. Call it #Predator and sell many copies. We can donate the money to conservation, and feel good about it all. You can even bring your friends along and in so doing, contribute to the SA Economy. This way everyone wins. You never know, maybe people will start to like again and we can put you back on TV?

  10. Frances Gérome November 20, 2013 at 1:56 am

    I don’t wish this woman any harm, as violence is not my thing, but I do hope she is hunted from television.
    Only an idiot like Snomanak could defend this vile woman.

  11. ask November 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Really people??? Some of you comment for her to die or be shot, really??!! What kind of people are you to say such things, you are the sick ones and nothing you say in defense can be measured compared to threatening a human life. If you don’t share her ideals, fine, but to make those types of comments show your total lack of humanity and make you no better!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Snomanak November 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Grow up — I would wager you couldn’t sneak up on that lion in its current state. However, it would be safer than trying to sneak up on Melissa. Nice harvest Melissa, way to go!!! You are a bad A$$!

  13. Mrgiller November 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    This is the most despicable, idiot looking and heartless human being I ever saw.
    In the times that the planet is dying she´s sending a message that she enjoys destroyning life. I Hope she dies soon, I´ll be so glad to see her go to hell F$#%@G Bi@$%!

  14. Cherishe November 19, 2013 at 6:15 am

    I live in South Africa, as I are rhino’s being shot isnt enough , this worthless b*tch is shooting our lions , i would have to agree with T.Benson , I also think there is a special place in hell for this kind of person. Its a disgrace! South Africa is famous for our Big 5 and at the rate its going now,soon there wont be a Big 5 anymore! This needs to STOP!!

  15. DP November 19, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Everyone go home and masticate that steer that had its brain sucked out! Maybe you don’t eat anything with a face but you will sure tear into some tuna down at Panera Bread! Stop this senseless killing and eat some defenseless plants!

  16. Rob Cohen November 19, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Someone should put a bullet in her !!!

  17. Claudio C. November 19, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Dump her in the South African Plains with no food, water, clothes or weapons and leave her there to be CONSUMED !!!

  18. SRobison November 19, 2013 at 1:48 am

    People shoot their mouths off without any facts whatsoever… The fact is that our Game Branches in North America and for that matter those around the world, plan the demise of dominant males like the Lion and Black Bear so that the Sows and Lioness’s are allowed to care for and bring their progeny to maturity. The mature Males like the lion in question would kill every one of a pride’s cubs just to breed as will Boar Bears. I guess in their uniformed eyes and very narrow minds we should let nature take it’s course but they didn’t figure in human population, expanding agriculture and even worse Poaching. Lions, Bears and the like will flourish when managed as they are. Outside the parks refuges and managed areas they will cease to exist because of mankind itself, not the hunters… their greatest of allies.

  19. Denise November 19, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Barry & RF, your morals are as low and despicable as her’s.

  20. Eri C November 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    This b|+€h should get a strap on if she wants to feel like a man!,not hunt something that’s way more beautiful than she’ll ever be.

  21. T.Benson November 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Animals are not trophies to be displayed on the wall or on the floor. If you only knew how stupid and vapid you look smiling with a dead animal that you took life from. There is a special place in hell for people like you. Hunting animals with a gun is hardly a sport where both hunter and hunted are on an equal basis. So you are a good marksman, bfd! You must get a big thrill out of seeing life being sucked out of something so beautiful. The audacity of posing with a dead animal of which you killed its spirit. Not only are you insensitive and egotistical but you have very bad taste. I dare say that the animals that you enjoy killing for sport have more intelligence and emotion than you have. Maybe one day on one of your trips you will know what it is like to be hunted. Would you be grinning ear to ear if you were the hunted and not the hunter???

  22. Marie November 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Melissa “what’s her name” ? will she be feeding the poor children of south africa with that meat or just let it rot and go to waste, if so she should be kept out of South Africa, because Wildlife tourism is more likely to feed the poor than she is with this senseless killing !!!

  23. Brit November 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    If a creature is beautiful and majestic… You don’t kill it to hang it on your wall… You watch it from afar and take pictures…
    if you’re going to eat it meat, feed your family and maintain an old tradition like the families I know out here, hunting deer and moose- sometimes in the old way and only taking one or two a year maximum…. That’s a little different.
    And yes… Just because it’s within the law doesn’t mean it’s good or moral. :/
    I mostly find this disappointing….

  24. Val Bird November 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    This ‘woman’ is sick and needs to locked away!

  25. Rusty November 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Did she eat that Lion? Is there a special sickness to eat lion meat? or she was looking for a new decoration? Or she wants more “likes” and “clikcs” what is it that for? I’m afraid, if she gets more clicks to her channel or website, she start to hunt more lions maybe?

    And lastly, those hunter poses with dead animals are too old fashioned and shows pretty ignorant… Yeah maybe you can share your experience or give tricks but those photos can be disgusting for some people too.

  26. Ross November 18, 2013 at 11:33 am

    The only population that needs limiting is the one Barry, RF and other similar ignorants come from. I dont need the ignorant population over-populating and moving closer to CIVIL-ization. You shouda had a V8. Who in the right mind thinks traveling around the world shooting up animals for absolutely nothing but the fun of taking a picture. Upsurd.

  27. Barry November 18, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Get over yourselves. It’s called “hunting”, it’s done legally every day, all around the world. Better they over populate and move in closer to civilization looking for food? Eat your steak and stop complaining about a picture.

    • Grow up November 18, 2013 at 11:27 am

      She didnt kill a cow for food, she killed a lion for sport. Dont leave condescending comments when your point has no basis. What she does is not “hunting”. It’s cruel and pointless. There is no sport, there is no challenge, she snuck up on an animal and shot it with a gun. Marksmanship is a skill, killing a completely defenseless and unaware animal is not.

  28. andy November 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Ktos powinien ta korwe jebana sprzatnac – zabic . po co taki ktos zyje.???

  29. RF November 18, 2013 at 10:33 am

    What nonsense! The animal was legally hunted in South Africa following all of the laws of that country. If she broke a law that’s one thing but she didn’t so get a life. Better than that live your own life and let her live hers. I’m always amazed at the intolerance of the so called tolerant people.

    • DaedalusMinion November 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Intolerance? She killed a defenceless animal, people like you will try to justify just about anything.

      Call hunting a sport when both parties are consenting.

    • LV November 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

      lawful doesn’t equal moral.. a 10 year old child realises that. now f*ck off

      • Lynda November 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

        LV – well said!

    • johnz November 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

      The simple fact, that a threatened species can be hunted just for sports , if you follow rules made by our species , is what is wrong with all of this.
      There are not ” superior ” species , we do not have the right to make laws, just to hunt animals endangered by our own race.


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