A mum received death threats after sharing these risqué hunting photos online.
Lucy Rose Jaine, 29, says she provides food for her family by hunting wild pigs, deer, chamois, tahr, goats, rabbits and wallabies.
She and her partner Sharn are against using intensive factory-farmed food and claim they save about £150 per month through hunting animals.
But after posing with the bodies of some of these animals and sharing the pictures on Instagram , Lucy has faced scrutiny for her decision and even death threats.
Lucy, who is heavily pregnant, defended herself today.
She said: "I’ve had a few death threats from people who just don’t have any experience with hunting. Or maybe they are against animal cruelty. But I don’t take it to heart.
We love hunting and the outdoors. Pig hunting mainly but we do it all and bring the kids along for the ride.
"A day hunting is always different but usually starts with packing the truck and heading off into the mountains or the bush."
The mum-of-three, from Wanaka, New Zealand , often takes her children and dogs on some hunts.
"I like that we can teach our children how to hunt their own food. I hate factory farming so hunting wild meat is ideal, organic and sustainable," Lucy said.
"When they find a pig, they let us know by barking and we follow our GPS to where they are.
"We then stick the pig or shoot it, gut it then carry it out."
The biggest animal the family have hunted was a 17-stone boar and they hunt between five to 10 animals each month.
Lucy, who works as a painter, added: "The animals are living a good life. I don’t support factory farming and we prefer organic. It’s free, it’s fun and it helps the farmers.
"We gut, skin and clean the animals. Then we cut it up and pop it in the freezer to eat.
"The kids love the adventure. We don’t do screens in our family. Being in the wilderness so much really sparks their imaginations."
However people online have blasted Lucy.
One Facebook user branded her pictures "evil" while others suggested her behaviour posing with the animals was "abhorrent".
"It’s the posing with the kill that I find abhorrent. Yes kill to feed your family ( not to trophy hunt ) but don’t pose proudly with the dead animals," wrote one person.
"Hunting for food I have no problem with, posting it over social media is glorifying it too much for my liking," said another.
Others praised Lucy for going to efforts to provide for her kids.
One woman posted: "She's killing for food that they will eat! So there really isn't a problem."
Another said: "At least she's making use of the meat and not just killing it and leaving it."
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