Pig hunter Natalie Cepeniuk, who became a reality internet personality in Australia after becoming one of the girlfriends of Farmer Wants A Wife Lachlan McAleer, has created a social media uproar after posting a photo of her swallowing a beheaded, baby kangaroo.
The disturbing photo showed Cepeniuk wearing a bloody shirt swallowing the decapitated “joey” and including the following message along with the picture:
“I may have deep-throated a joey’s neck.”
With that Cepeniuk posted laughing and beer emojis.
According to the West Australian News, the photo was forwarded to authorities and wildlife supporters who have openely expressed disgust and condemnation on Cepeniuk’s Facebook page. An investigation by the RSPCA NSW began, however it didn’t take long before Cepeniuk defiantly responded:
“…hit a few nerves with a few greenies and haters.”
She later explained the mother kangaroo had jumped in front of her vehicle, and that she “humanely put it out of its misery.” Claiming she did not shoot the mother, she claims to love animals but considers herself a “realist” and stated the baby joey had been mangled, and it would have been cruel to keep it alive. She says she has “guts of steel” and the photo had been part of a dare which was not worth “the carry on.”
“How is it animal cruelty if the joey was dead?” Cepeniuk asked. “Unlike all you sour c*** I like to make light of bad situations which is exactly what I did. Go and have a cry to someone else, cause I really couldn’t give a s***.”
The Department of Environment and Energy for the Australian government states injured female kangaroos must be examined for a joey, and the pouch young should be killed:
“Decapitation with a sharp instrument in very small hairless young or a properly executed heavy blow to destroy the brain in larger young are effective means of causing sudden and painless death,” the law states.
Some people just have bad taste.
(Photos of pig hunter swallowing joey via Facebook.)
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