Melissa Bachman shared a photo of herself crouched beside a dead lion that she apparently shot and killed on her social media accounts recently, sparking international outrage.
A petition (which is now closed) was set up at Change.org calling for her to be banned from future entry into South Africa. The petition received over 400,000 signatures. The petition stated, “She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation, this country prides itself on. Her latest Facebook post features her with a lion she has just executed and murdered in our country.”