Warning: this article contains graphic images that some may find disturbing.
Photos of an 8-year-old New Zealand girl with her first kill are getting a lot of backlash on social media. That’s because they show the young girl taking a bite out of the deer’s “warm quivering” heart.
Buzzfeed reports the girl’s dad, Johny, shared the photos of 8-year-old Chloe with her first deer to the New Zealand Woman Hunters Facebook page where the post racked up 20,000 shares.
It didn’t take long for people to get upset at the bloody images, many calling for people to report the Facebook page where the photos were shared.
One woman posted on Facebook saying she’s not against hunting “by any means,” but thinks this takes it way too far.
However others online are voicing their support, saying this ritual is part of New Zealand tradition and culture.
The NZ Woman Hunters Facebook page appears to have been taken down, but no word yet on whether it was removed by the page’s administrator or by Facebook.