In shocking news, National Geographic have chose to film a TV series with Melissa Bachman, a woman who makes TV entertainment from killing animals for fun.
It is shocking news that National Geographic have chosen to cash in on this as well and have picked up her series s "My Take". If you go to youtube or google "Melissa Bachman hunting" you can see just how much pain and suffering she causes animals. On her website she talks about following wounded animals for miles that she has previously shot. If an animal can walk for miles after been shot and then dies, the agony and suffering it must be going through is unthinkable.
From her website:
"Seeing the arrow hit that buck was one of those “priceless” moments. Everything had come together and all the hard work instantly paid off. The buck went about 30 yards and almost dropped right there in the field. My life would have been much easier if the buck had dropped 30 yards away, but it took miles of tracking before my trophy finally appeared."
She has also killed numerous bears, in one video she claims to shoot a "charging" bear, yet if you watch the video you will see her calling the bear in with a predator call/squeaky toy. The bear trots over but it is not charging, the bear is stood still when she shoots it in the neck.
One of the comments reads:
"Now my 10 year old daughter is asking for a bear hunt this year or next. Your videos have been an inspiration to her. It's great to see her so excited about archery and hunting!".
Here is a group that has been set up to oppose National Geographic using her in their shows:http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Geographic-NO-to-Melissa-Bachman-Series/473459186017914
Here is a video of her announcing that she is going to Alaska for two months to film for NatGeo: http://video.huntingclub.com/video/My-Take-with-Melissa-Bachman-Me
Melissa Bachman: Melissa Takes A Break, Joins National Geographic She's heading off to live in Alaska for a couple months to do a new series for National Geographic.
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