Kiwi mum gets death threats for taking her kids hunting

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A central Otago mum-of-three is under fire for taking her kids hunting.

Wanaka resident Lucy Jaine, 29, claims she's even received death threats after sharing photos on social media of her children alongside dead animals.

She defended herself saying it's a great source of organic meat, the kids love the adventure and it's better they're outside than glued to screens.

"I've had a few death threats from people who just don't have any experience with hunting," she told Daily Mail Australia.

"Or maybe they are against animal cruelty. But I don't take it to heart."

Jaine said she began hunting when she met her partner Sharn.

"We love hunting and the outdoors. Pig hunting mainly, but we do it all and bring the kids along for the ride," she told the Daily Mail.

Jaine said it was "organic and sustainable" to hunt wild meat.

"I like that we can teach our children how to hunt their own food. The kids love the adventure."

In August Kiwi hunter Sammi Lee was also forced to defend herself after receiving death threats on social media. She said people called her "sick" for hunting animals and said her dog could be shot.

Meanwhile, a woman made headlines in 2018 for posing with a giraffe she shot dead.

"It's a hobby, it's something that I love to do," Tess Talley told CBS' This Morning in June.