Lucy Rose Jaine, 29, from Wanaka, New Zealand, who began hunting when she met her partner, Sharn, fell in love with the hobby because she’s against intensive factory-farmed food, and wants to feed her family in an organic and sustainable way.
Lucy was destined to end up in the papers with hunting pictures that would be sure to offend the easily offended. Her most famous picture hit the socials a year ago where she lost a bet and carried a pig out in just her underwear.
Her first viral photo was sure to have rattled the same cages that accused Aussie firefighters of returning home and bashing their partners.
These lovers of the outdoors,go hunting between five and eight times a month with their children, Indie, seven, Kahu, four, and Daisy, five months.
The house painter and full-time mother, said that her children
“We love hunting and the outdoors. Pig hunting mainly but we do it all and bring the kids along for the ride,” said Lucy.
“A day hunting is always different but usually starts with packing the truck and heading off into the mountains or the bush, if it’s a pig hunt, we bring the dogs and when we get to the spot we collar them up and follow them in.”
Lucy and Sharn love the outdoors and go hunting between five and eight times a month and take their children, Indie, seven,
Kahu, four, and Daisy, five months, along for the adventure.
“When they find a pig, they let us know by barking and we follow our GPS to where they are. We then stick the pig or shoot it, gut it then carry it out.”
The family mainly hunt wild pigs but also hunt deer, chamois, tahr, goats, rabbits and wallabies to fill their freezer. Lucy estimates she saves approximately $280 per month through hunting animals for meat.
“I receive great support, especially from other women who hunt. It’s a really uplifting community.
However, she also said she received death threats and nasty comments on her photos — which show her holding her kills in little clothing, such as a sports bra and shorts.
Recently, one poster called Lucy’s hunting “despicable” while another said they were “disgusted”.
However, she takes the negative remarks in her stride.
“I’ve had a few death threats from people who just don’t have any experience with hunting. Or maybe they are against animal cruelty. But I don’t take it to heart,” she said.
“I just tell myself, ‘That person must be going through something in their own life and I can’t judge what I don’t understand’.
We make sure we respect the animal in the process.
“Some guy just said, ‘I hope you die’. I obviously didn’t respond. I hope he finds happiness.
“Be kind, everyone on this earth is especially doing their best.”