Twitter / @CrafordKacee
Twitter / @CrafordKacee
Baboons, warthogs and even a Hartebeest. It seems nothing is off limits for Kacee Crawford, the American hunter who is causing an uproar on social media.
An avid hunting tourist, Crawford is facing a tidal wave of vitriol after shamelessly sharing snaps of her most recent kills. Proudly posing with slain animals, it’s fair to say she hasn’t won any fans since beginning her vacation.
may I add that she’s killing them for trophy hunting and not because she wants or needs to eat them? this is pure murder and has nothing to do with food pyramids or chains or whatever
— L ???? (@cat130) June 22, 2018
I’m genuinely curious on why the fuck killing an inconcent animal would in any way be appealing as “fun.”
— camryn rose???? (@camrynxcole03) June 20, 2018
Believe us, these were some of the more mild responses we could find. It would seem Kacee arrived here via Johannesburg. She was previously pictured in the Wimpy at OR Tambo airport, announcing her arrival in “Africa”:
Finally made it to Africa???? pic.twitter.com/orBmspgbRY
— Kacee (@CrawfordKacee) June 12, 2018
Her kill list is something to grimace at. Although her location hasn’t been confirmed, one of her photos is watermarked with a logo for Allan Schenk Safaris. The company are registered to Bedford in the Eastern Cape.
They offer a range of safari tours, but it seems like their hunting packages manage to draw in some rather infamous tourists:
— Scott Crawford (@scrawford9) June 20, 2018
It’s not clear from her other posts if she has been with Allan Schenk for the whole excursion. But she’s certainly… got around, shall we say?
I got a warthog today???? pic.twitter.com/29F3HWUWS2
— Kacee (@CrawfordKacee) June 17, 2018
1 Shot & 2 Baboons pic.twitter.com/vgT66e2nQL
— Kacee (@CrawfordKacee) June 16, 2018
It may turn a few stomachs, but hunting tourism is a completely legal business in South Africa. If properly licensed and regulated, there’s nothing in the rule book that says people like Kacee are doing anything illegal.
Barbara Thompson is the Deputy Minister for Environmental Affairs. Back in May, she explained just how profitable the industry is:
“It is believed that the domestic hunting market was approximately R6.4 billion (€430 million), while the international hunting market was approximately R1.4 billion (€95 million) in 2013. In addition to hunting, game farmers can generate income from the sale of game meat, wildlife products and live game.”
Kacee herself is a returning visitor to the continent. Before she came to Mzansi this winter, she shared a post where she bragged about killing a giraffe and an ostrich:
3 WEEKS AWAY PEOPLE!!!!! Can’t wait to be back in Africa???? pic.twitter.com/oBxVg3BCWZ
— Kacee (@CrawfordKacee) May 19, 2018
Real classy. It’s thought that the trophy hunter Kacee is still on the continent, but we haven’t had any confirmation that she’s remained in South Africa for the duration of her stay.