Hunter taunts crit­ics with range of on­line T-shirts

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BY STU­ART Mac­DON­ALD AN AMER­I­CAN hunter who caused out­rage af­ter post­ing pho­tos of goats and sheep she killed on a Scot­tish is­land has taunted crit­ics by launch­ing a range of T-shirts cel­e­brat­ing the con­tro­versy.

TV pre­sen­ter Larysa Swit­lyk, 33, re­ceived global crit­i­cism af­ter she and a com­pan­ion were pic­tured smil­ing with an­i­mals they shot on Is­lay.

But she has un­veiled a col­lec­tion of T-shirts and hood­ies bear­ing the slo­gans “Don’t let me get your goat,” “Eat More Goat” and “‘Bar­baric’ Hunter.”

She posted a photo of her­self wear­ing a shirt on In­sta­gram cap­tioned: “Due to the re­cent out­rage over my hunt­ing ad­ven­tures, I’ve de­cided to launch T-shirts to take a stance for what I be­lieve in.

“A per­cent­age of ev­ery shirt sold goes to­wards con­ser­va­tion ef­forts for the world’s capra species. I will never apol­o­gize for be­ing a hunter.”

But Swit­lyk was blasted on so­cial me­dia.

Patrick Gal­braith, ed­i­tor of the Shoot­ing Times, said: “Be­yond dis­taste­ful that @LSwit­lyk is shame­lessly at­tempt­ing to cap­i­talise on a pa­thetic stunt that may ul­ti­mately harm field­sports in Scot­land.”

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