Female Hunter Receives Death Threats For Posing With Her Kills
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A hunter says she's been sent death threats after she posted photos of herself posing with dead animals.
Johanna Clermont, 23, has received abuse online for her posts which show her posing with the carcases of animals she's killed all over the world, including antelope in South Africa and deer in Scotland where she posed with blood on her face as part of an ancient tradition.
But the student, who is from France, is defiant and says she wants to bring a bit of feminine glamour to the normally male-dominated world of hunting.
Although she says despite the macho image associated with hunting, she's never experienced any sexism from men while out on hunts.
Describing the first time she killed an animal, Johanna said: "I thought I was going to feel guilty but I didn't feel guilty because I felt like it was something very natural.
"My first animal was a wild boar and it didn't suffer, and when I saw it dead, I was like, 'yes, OK, that's the way life is and that's the way nature goes'."
She added: "It's not a hard moment, it's more of a moment when you think a lot about life."
Johanna went on to say that after starting hunting she 'thought a lot about what I did but it was not like sadness or something like that, it was a positive emotion'.
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She added: "Like, if I want to eat meat, nowadays you can go to the shop and buy some pieces of meat and you do not know what is really in it.
"When you go hunting and you kill your own food, yes, there is a kind of pleasure that you feel.
"It's natural, organic. And it tastes different!"
Johanna says that learning to skin and cook the animals has been 'part of the journey' and says it's an essential part of hunting.
As such, Johanna eats most of what she hunts and shares her kills with family and friends.
Johanna, who has more than 300,000 followers on her social media channels, insists that is possible to be glamorous and feminine and still enjoy hunting.
She said: "You can go hunting and be pretty, brush your hair, wear a bit of make up if you want, and care about your clothes. I think you can be glamorous in hunting, of course.
"The practice in itself is not glamorous because going into nature to kill animals to eat is not glamorous, but in your attitude when you go hunting, yes of course you can be glamorous."
But not everyone is onboard with Johanna's lifestyle and she says she receives death threats on social media because of her hunting snaps.
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