A Russian trophy hunter has posted countless photos of herself posing with dead bears she shot, and even boasted about her penchant for skinning them. According to The Sun, Alexandra Tyutcheva even killed deer and rams, and has received a flurry of online hate for it.
In her defense, however, the 23-year-old argued that hunting certain animals can be a vital method of protecting other populations in danger drastic reductions. According to Daily Mail, Tyutcheva has even settled on the subject for her bachelor’s degree thesis.
However, the imagery posted on her Instagram account doesn’t lend itself to nuanced discussion. Instead, the huntress has largely received everything from vitriolic remarks to death threats — and called her infuriated critics “uneducated hypocrites.” All this outrage essentially begs the question:
Is Alexandra Tyutcheva a bloodthirsty trophy hunter — or a misunderstood conservationist?