In a sad turn of events, a world-famous hunter has taken her own life after struggling through intense cyberbullying because of her hunting lifestyle. Melania Capitan, 27, was found dead on Wednesday from an apparent suicide at her home in Huesca, Spain.
While it is not know for sure that Capitan took her own life due to the cyberbullying, she did leave a note but officials are not yet ready to release its contents.
As a popular online figure Capitan dealt with more than her fair share of hate, and vitriol. As a popular hunter, the attacks were even more severe than most public figures face on the Internet. She consistently dealt with name calling, harassment, foul language, threats of harm, and even death threats. Through it all Capitan attempted to deal with the attacks with grace and good humor, and through her efforts she had built up a Facebook following of more than 39K people.
On her Facebook page Capitan interacted directly with her fans, expounded on her love of nature and animals, and offered important tips for the amateur hunters in her following. Sadly, her love of hunting made her a target for the nasty “animal rights activists” who believe that humans are of no greater (and sometimes lesser) value than the animals we share this planet with. While these animal activists may hate the idea of harming animals, they seem to have no problem when it comes to harming humans and their attacks on her most certainly took their toll.
Even after she died, these hateful people continued to pour out their vitriol on Capitan’s Facebook page.
One person wrote: ‘You have done a favour to humanity! Bye Bye.’
Another commented: ‘She is alive, do not worry, what happened is that she left hunting and now is in the casting of the series The Walking Dead.’
One internet user added: ‘She was so bitter that she had to pay her hate killing innocent animals, thank God she killed herself, the only good thing she did lately.’
Another wrote: ‘Ciao Mel! You made a favour to nature.’
“She’s finished the lives of many animals and no one defended the death of them… I think our [lives are] worth the same as theirs,” one person wrote.
What a sad world we live in where people place more value on the lives of animals than they do on their fellow man.