Melissa Bachman Hunting Show: Barbarism or Sport?

Photos of hunter Melissa Bachman posing with her kills have begun circulating online, along with petitions to get her videos taken offline and off of TV channels such as Nat Geo. Comments on these videos and photos have sparked passionate debate about hunting for sport.

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A sample of the sentiment by the anti-Bachman camp can be seen in the following caption, which accompanied a photo of Bachman posing with a bear she had killed:

SHAME ON YOU NAT GEO!!!

Please Call Your Cable/Satellite Company & Cancel/Block The National Geographic Channel

ENOUGH! National Geographic, a company that has made millions by pretending they care about the environment and wildlife is now producing a sickening so called ‘reality’ show featuring the disgusting hunter Melissa Bachman (pictured below) who seems to love nothing more than taking the lives of innocent and beautiful creatures. Please call your cable/satellite provider today and cancel or block this cruel company and all their channels. Thanks!

Her Defenders
On one side of the discussion is the argument that hunting helps control a bear population that, if left uncontrolled, would spill over into cities, endangering domesticated pets and people. It is also argued that an uncontrolled bear popular would also lead to starvation among bears, with more competition for food. It is also claimed that many who complain about hunting also eat meat and use animal-based products, such as leather. Many professional hunters donate the meat of their kill to locals, so the kill isn’t completely in vain. And hunting, of course, is legal.

Her Detractors
On the other hand, there are those who say this is barbaric, to pose with a wide grin at the corpse of a fallen creature, that these creatures are in their own environment and being killed solely for entertainment purposes. There is an anti-Bachman Facebook page with several thousand subscribers who are trying to get Nat Geo to stop airing any segments with Bachman, along with efforts to have her videos removed from Youtube.

What are your thoughts on Melissa Bachman? Are these hunting videos vile and barbaric, or merely a controlled sport that dates back thousands of years?

 

 

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  • laurie

    Do NOT offer ANY excuses for this soulless human being.
    None of the BS excuses apply. She kills for fun ..she is twisted,
    sick, narcissistic …killing in bikini’s? ..twisted piece of you know what.
    The animals she killed for FUN ..have a million times the soul of she
    and may Karma dance all over her. On that note …address please?

  • laurie

    APPLAUDS go out to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC who have REMOVED HER SHOW.

    Thank goodness an establishment refuses to allow her twisted acts to be represented
    on television.

    Thank you, National Geographic, for standing up for animals.

    Thank you.

  • laurie

    You’re an idiot. They fund so they CAN KILL ..what kind of FUNDING is that?
    ..and what villager wants to eat from blood money ..do you think they can not
    kill these beautiful animals on their own for food? ..they DON’T WANT TO!!!!
    and they don’t want BLOOD MONEY ..stop spewing stuff that is senseless to try
    to justify such evil pathetic acts

    • Heath

      I know which ones would eat the meat form “blood money” hungry ones. You made a lot of statements about what the villagers would do and how they think. How many have you met?

  • Deborah

    This woman is more a poacher than a hunter. It’s all about killing big game, and then bragging about it, smiling over them, and basking in the glory. She wrote about how beautiful that male lion was, and was so proud of herself for destroying him. She yearns for fame and fortune, while satisfying her lust for blood. I am glad that so many have turned against her, and have let her know how repulsed by her senseless killing.

  • Michelle

    I am truly disgusted by this! I have nothing against hunting but the mere thought of an animal being lured to attack and then killing it is just wrong! This seems only to be a game to her, she should be stopped. I would like to see her reaction to an animal’s attack without a weapon of any sort, would she still describe the experience as “amazing”? She is no human being in my eyes nor does she possess any humanity. As for the canned hunting – how can anyone find joy in killing an animal which is restricted to defend itself?

  • DG

    These lines for supporting her are ridiculous:

    ‘the argument that hunting helps control a bear population ….. ‘It would also lead to starvation among bears’

    both sentences contradict each other, if the lack of hunting would lead to an increase of bear populations… then starvation, which is a natural phenomenon in the dynamics of many animal populations would control bear populations by itself (by reducing the number of bears!) without human intervention.

    Someone with a degree in Animal Biology, a master in Ecology and Evolution, and finishing a PhD in Ecology and Evolution.

  • GM

    She is sick, sadist, murderer, it is insane that stuff like this is called entertainment tv show!

  • Bob

    Hate to bring politics into this, but aren’t all republicans pro-life and pro-killing innocent animals? Just boggles my mind – this kind of contradiction in views.

    • Steven Drabek

      Well you did bring in politics. Aren’t democrats pro-killing innocent unborn human babies but against killing of animals. No wonder you mind is boggled. Comments like this are brimming with ignorance.

      Sad that people spend time focusing on a hunter, who may be wasting her time and money in such pursuits when humanity suffers from millions of deaths by ruthless, cruel people. Have you seen the images from Syria? A dead lion will lead to 40 or 50 other innocent animals NOT dying, but these are just animals.

      Wake up people.

    • Patrick

      They are not pro-life, but pro-death, even of innocent human beings (count the number of innocent people who have been sentenced to death and executed)

    • Heath

      Just like the liberal pro-abortion anti capital punishment folks I guess.

  • Shane Hurndell

    Glad that National Geographic has removed her episodes. she should be hunted and see what it feels like, beatch!!!

  • Giorgia

    WHAT IS SHE SMILING ABOUT?? She’s a proud serial killer posting disgusting photos of her murders. She makes me really really sick (as much as millions of people like her) and she has to be internalised. Simple.

  • David Winsted

    This woman (monster) appears to be psychotic in every sense of the word. That sickening smile in each picture of a dead animal with that rifle or bow in her hand can only be attributable to some form of severe mental illness. These incredible animals are residents of the planet just like us and we have no right to enter their homes and commit murder. Enough is enough. Its interesting that in South Africa it appears that many people really care about these issues while in the United States, anyone who takes a stand against murder is labled a liberal and subject to scorn.

  • Bob Fisher

    You are sick and you know it! You enjoy killing animals that you know are being hunted to extinction. What the f*ck is wrong with you and all the other people like you?

  • LIZANDRO

    Que imbecil es esta mujer ..Lo unico que es infinito es la estupidez humana!!!…La muerte es su deporte !

  • pete marshall

    Who the bloody hell does this woman think she is ? as she rampages around our world destroying anything that moves to satisfy her blood lust.People like her are a F…..g nuisence and hold back the human race. I can only hope that one day soon this creature will get her just deserts

  • erntehelfer

    she wet her panties while killing. it makes her hot killing and destroying: this women is definately ill, she should be left alone without weapons in a great nationale park, i wonder if her silicon tits would be an advantage in such a situation …

  • carolina

    I’m from Argentina, and we are speakless about this women. We cannot believe it!! :(
    We can not keep killing animals, is the 21st century!! stop please!

  • Olivia

    Sick heartless woman, sad way to get attention , SHAME ON YOU!

  • Greg Strawn

    Hey Michelle,
    You go Girl. I admire your spark, cannot imagine how sustainable hunting is bad for South Africa, we all do KNOW that if not for the money hunting brings to SA in general and to the ranches in particular there would not be huntable game in SA. They’d be raising beef to make a living and not allowing game to thrive. Hunters take only a very few of the animals they raise, and that money is used to support the rest of the herd and to continue the operation. Don’t let ignorant people slow you down, the white tennis shoe crowd has heartfelt intentions, yes, but not a practical nature. Greg

  • Markus

    As a soldier all my life, I deeply disrespect people who kill other creatures just for fun and fame. A lion has no chance against a long range rifle. Only wimps with a low self esteem kill that way. If this person has guts than she should take a knife and fight with a male lion face to face. I know who the winner will be.

    Another thing is….women naturally GIVE life, they don’t take it.

    Something went very wrong in this persons childhood.

  • RAM

    Just like most hunters, this B..ch gets her kicks from killing animals that are yards away and using High Powered Rifles or Bow and Arrows. Try using your hands and see whst happens.

    • Willy

      This type of speech makes you sound like the idiot who would show up with a knife to a gun fight and wonder why you lossed.

  • nick bielby

    There is no place in a civilised society for this type of person. Killing for fun ????????

  • Pamela

    All the money in the world pumped into conservancy will not bring back the animals lost to poaching through organized crime and economic opportunity. We can’t afford to have legalized hunts when we there is no way to control the loss of life due to poaching. Professional hunters, safari tour operators, and private game farm employees are the biggest offenders of illegal poaching. They are rarely brought to justice. There is no way to control greed. I’m so glad Melissa Bachman’s conscience is clear since she was able to “pay” for the right to take the life of such incredible animals. I especially appreciate someone taking the time to support the dead lions head with dirt, so it was squared up for the trophy photo, very thoughtful.

  • Lyn

    Every day there seems to be an article about people abusing or killing animals. Then to read about a woman who enjoys killing animals ‘just because.’ Add that she thinks killing an animal who is caged a major accomplishment… May karma come to her soon and may it cause intense sorrow and pain.

  • sara

    i love to try this sport on you one day. sadist killing these animals will only land you in hell. you heartless ,shame on womanhood

  • Willy

    Although I do not agree with her hunting lions, I am appalled that some of you would call her a serial killer. I have hunted deer all my life and I eat what I kill. I am sure some of you who are yelling that it is the 21st century and we should quit killing animals are not all vegatarians. So where do you think we should be getting our meat from? Just because you do not see the animal being killed does not absolve you from the fact that they are being killed. And they are being killed in far worse ways than when a hunter kills an animal. Animals eat other animals, and we are animals, and unfortunately to the dismay of some, we are highest on the food chain due to our advancement in technology.

  • Guido

    Killing for fun is no good. But…. I wonder what the reactions would be like if, instead of a bear, it woudl have been a fish.

  • aspi

    For sure this woman have to counterbalance some deep issues within herself, its not hard to see that she is missing essential human qualities like compassion, she got to be very self-centered and proud of things, every dumbass can do…she isn´t mature. people like her can´t see that we are livin in a spiritual universe and creatin karma to their own detriment…but i don´t wanna judge her, maybe she was made like this due to specific circumstances…i wish you insights Melissa, the solution is within yourself…

    kind regards from Germany

  • Wilma

    YES, the research named ‘First Strike’proves that serial killers start off by killing defenseless animals / animals. Beware all the humans!

    She is disgusting!!!!

  • deb

    I am shocked how you can be so insensitive to the value and spirit of animals as if they are just a fun target. Seriously, as a owman who has the potential to give life and nurture and preserve, how can you not understand that a mother deer laments the loss of her baby and maybe other animals you kill cannot provide and bring food for their families? And how do you actually feel when you pose, pretending to be such a winner, macho lady with that big fake smile and a rifle, trying to be a sex symbol, being shown with a dead animal? WHO ARE YOU TO KILL? Don’t you think you actually manifest and symbolize ignorance, trash, machoism, low life and slizziness? Think it over, Melissa, go a little deeper and drop that persona you so careflly crafted. You’re proud of this? Killing with a un? Let’s see you killing with your bare hands! And seriously, you may think that you look hot but your looks and your smile transmits no poetry, femininity, humanity and/or sweetness. There is part of you that is as dead as the dead animal lying next to you…and it shows!

    • jadon nixon

      I love hunting and I aint any of those things you say you want me to kill with bare hands I will and she is pretty damn hot if you ask me especially with that compound bow and that DEAD bear

  • Seth

    I wanna marry Melissa Bachman, not only is she hot, but she likes to hunt too! She is a hell of a woman!

  • Freddyw

    Mebe she needs to be in the crosshairs of HPR just to get a feel for it.

  • Laura

    I agree! This is disguisting…how can u kill beautiful animals, what is wrong with people?

  • kristin tay

    I hope every tv,internet deal she has going on all gets pulled from out under her. No. Women are not jealous of her at all.at least this one isnt. she is mediocre looking at best and she has fake boobs. but the worst thing about her is that she enjoys killing living things. she gets pleasure watching something die. there is something wrong with that. on every level. she gets her canned lion hunt and shoots him from far away ,like the coward that she is. there is nothing cute or sexy about a plastic broad shooting animals for fun.she is missing a compassion chip in her tiny brain. i hope she never has kids. christ only knows what she would do to them. probably shoot apples off their heads for target practice.

  • me

    I am with you , she is a psyco

  • jjjono

    w ell said that man, people like this woman should be stopped, grinning and showing off after killing a magnificent lion, what right does she or others like her think they have to do this,hunting by real professionals to preserve a habitat for the good of the rest of the species into the future is unfortunate but necessary and even these pro,s dont do it lightly but at least with dignity for the animal.
    I would like to see this woman brought to justice in some way, if only to serve as a warning to others.What does the legal side to the World Wildlife Trusts have to say about this awful woman? Also there must be people out there that come across this person on a day to day basis , it might prove beneficial should anyone meet up with this woman that just by sheer accident they smash her in the mouth and knock that smug smirk off her horrible mush.cheers all