Female hunter found dead after apparent suicide

Thousands of people follow Melania Capitan on social media 

Saturday 22 July 2017 16:57
Melania Capitan would regularly post on social media detailing her hunts
Melania Capitan would regularly post on social media detailing her hunts

A female hunter has apparently taken her own life after she was reportedly threatened by animal rights activists on social media.

Melania Capitan, from Catalonia, Spain, regularly posted on her blog, which was followed by thousands of people, explaining and detailing her hunting methods.

The 27-year-old’s posts attracted much controversy and she had been subjected to threats online.

Ms Capitan left a note and called her friends to say goodbye before taking her life, the Daily Mail reported.

The exact details of the letter have not been revealed but reports suggest her death was not linked to the harassment.

“[Melania] chose this fatal path for reasons of a personal nature,” a friend told Noticias ao Minuto.

As the news of her death spread, many took to her Facebook page, which has more than 32,000 likes, to leave comments apparently welcoming the news.

“You have done a favour to humanity! Bye bye,” one comment read.

“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 comment said.

Other users expressed sadness at Ms Capitan’s death.

“Rest in peace. I do not like hunting, defending animals and killing for hobbies seems horrible to me. But it’s a shame that this girl took her life,” one response said.

Anyone needing confidential support can call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90.

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