People on the internet are up in arms for the tenth time this week, this time it’s over the picture of an 8-year-old girl devouring the heart of the first deer that she has killed. The picture was posted on the New Zealand Woman Hunters Facebook page and had accrued 20,000 shares before being removed.
There were definitely some people not happy that an 8-year-old was using a loaded hunting rifle, which is understandable since children are unpredictable. But even with people who think it’s good parenting to hunt with children there were some not happy to see a little girl devouring the raw heart of deer. Here are some comments made on the post.
The father replied to the complaints. “Chloe has been coming hunting with me since she was eight months old on a front pack. This was her first deer. She has shot a goat, and been target shooting.” He continued with “I’d quote the saying, ‘Lions do not care of the opinions of sheep.’ She wanted to do it when she saw a picture of her uncle biting the heart of his first deer. We’re not too serious about it; it’s something some hunters do with the first kill. I wouldn’t say [it is] ritualistic, but she is a hunter now.”
Either way I think it was pretty metal to eat the still warm heart of her first large game, just hopefully shit doesn’t make a habit of it.