Hunting season is just around the corner. Of course, the activists comprising the alleged People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are trying to ruin momentum for the upcoming season with their latest efforts to promote their “Shoot Selfies, Not Animals” campaign. However, their attempts to share their message hasn’t gone unnoticed from hunters and sportsmen. In fact, the response from hunters across social media have been oh so delicious.
Here’s where the campaign can be found on Facebook. I took a snapshot of what it looks like when you try to apply any filter:
And clearly this campaign by PETA has, point blank, backfired. Here’s how some hunters have responded to the social media campaign:
I mean, what's wrong with ruffling a few feathers? 🦆(Me punny? Always. 😏) On a more serious note, I've watched countless hunters receive death threats by vegan extremists. I've been called every derogatory name for a female that you can imagine for being a hunter. I've had death threats to my dog, future children, self, and family members all because I hunt legally and ethically. On the contrary, I've had normal conversations with vegans. At the end of the day, we still didn't agree; however, we had a decent, healthy conversation about our beliefs. I believe everyone has a right to his or her own opinion. However, cyber-bullying and death threats are disgusting. #peta #shootselfiesnotanimals #shootselfiesandanimals
But I can't eat selfies 🤔😂 #shootselfiesnotanimals
— Megan Ellenburg 🏹🦌 (@MeginWanderland) August 23, 2017
Loving PETA's new profile frame… Shoot selfies not animals 🙄🏹🦌 #shootselfiesnotanimals
When you couldn't resist the opportunity to completely troll PETA…Also, a friendly reminder to all of my sportsmen/women – Bow Season opens in less than 16 days in Maryland!
How bad is @peta's social media person feeling?
— C. H. Baird (@CyrusBaird) August 23, 2017
Hunting is very much part of the American fabric and will continue to remain as such. Contrary to PETA’s messaging, hunters and anglers are more conservation-minded than they are and don’t kill most of the shelter pets they take in as this activist group does.
Hunting season is just around the corner. Happy trails, everyone!
Correction: The title of the article has been amended to epically*, not epicly.