Woman sparks outrage after killing ‘wolf’ which was actually a dog
A woman in the US has caused outrage after she shot a Siberian husky dead before skinning the dog. She claims she thought the animal was a "wolf pup". Amber Rose Barnes, 36, was on a hunting trip in Montana at the time and her actions have sparked a police investigation.
She faced swift backlash after she bragged about the kill on Facebook. Along with five pictures of the skinned animal, she posted: "So this morning I set out for a solo predator hunt for a fall black bear however I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf pup 2022 was a great feeling to text my man and say I just smoked a wolf pup #firstworld #onelesspredatorMT." READ MORE Toddler dies at Butlins after choking on sausage at breakfast
In one picture, the skinned husky is sprawled out on her flatbed truck as she smiles broadly, stroking the pup's lifeless head with her right hand and clutching her rifle with her left, reports Fox News. It didn't take long for Facebook users to respond to the shocking blunder and inform Barnes that she had bagged man's best friend. Simon said: "Amber Rose here hunted, shot, and skinned a husky.. not a wolf, an obvious husky."
Nickerlane farm wrote: "If this "wolf" was charging you, you would have started out with that fact, not added it in later to save yourself. Posting your kill was truly poor taste. You should always know the area you are hunting in and be able to positively identify your target before shooting.
Shame on your!"
Anette said: "She will never ever live this down... As Siberian Husky Momma, Shame on you! Now that's why folks like You should never be permitted to hunt."
The Flathead County Sheriff's Office issued a press release stating a local had picked up 11 husky and shepherd mix dogs that had been abandoned in the Doris Creek area of Flathead National Forest about 60 miles south of Glacier National Park - the same area where Barnes was hunting. A statement read: ""During this investigation, we were advised through Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks that one of the dogs may have been shot. The person who is believed to have shot the dog has been identified.
The case is under investigation."