- Posted August 1, 2012 by
Hermosa Beach, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What do the Paralympics mean to you?
Olympian Corey Cogdell Criticized For Trophy Hunting
Corey has become a controversial figure in London, due to her unabashed support of trophy hunting and she has become the focal point for angry animal rights advocates in the United States and abroad. She came to their attention due to numerous photos that were posted on her Facebook page of her posing smiling next to the animals she has shot. She has recently taken her page down to to the criticism.
Here are some images from the examiner.com and Outdoor LIfe.com. Some may find them disturbing.
Of particular concern to many, was one photo of a Hartmann's Mountain Zebras she killed in Namibia, which is listed as "vulnerable" according to the IUCN. Other photos showed her with dead Springbok, Black Wildebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Greater Kudu, Blesbok, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Pheasants, Deer, Moose, Canadian geese and a large Kodiak Brown Bear.
Corey's hunting advocacy has resulted in a petition which has garnered thousand sof signatures in a few days and a number of Facebook pages as well.
What do you think? Is Corey Cogdell a good representative of the United States in the Olympics?