Couple kiss while posing with lion they killed on safari

A couple has been pictured kissing behind a dead lion they shot and killed while on safari in South Africa.

The couple, named as Darren and Carolyn Carter from Canada, were pictured next to the carcass of a male lion in South Africa after participating on a Legelela Safaris tour recently, The Mirror reports.

Legelela Safaris uploaded the photo to Facebook, however its page is now inactive.

In a caption on the photo the company praised the couple for the kill.

“Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun… Well done. A monster lion,” it wrote.

The couple was also pictured with a white lion, and Ms Carter on her own with a female lion.

It’s believed these two were also shot.

Darren and Carolyn Carter embrace behind the carcass of a lion they hunted. Source: Facebook/ Legelela Safaris

The couple own a taxidermy business in Canada.

Their Instagram account describes them as “a hunting and taxidermy team”.

Photos on the account appear to show the couple preparing to hunt black bears, and killing wild boars, water buffalo and moose.

Mr Carter told the Mirror he wouldn’t be commenting on the hunting photos from the safari as “it’s too political”.

Eduardo Goncalves of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting told the paper he believes the lions pictured were bred in captivity and then shot.

“It looks as though this lion was a tame animal killed in an enclosure, bred for the sole purpose of being the subject of a smug selfie,” he said.

“This couple should be utterly ashamed of themselves, not showing off and snogging for the cameras.”

On Twitter, people shared similar sentiments after Xpose Trophy Hunting shared pictures of the couple.

“How repulsive,” one woman wrote.

Another person described the couple as “evil” and “barbaric”.

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