Candice Swanepoel, Ted Nugent Vehemently At Odds Over Cecil the Lion Killing

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Candice Swanepoel is a Victoria's Secret model, but is in a league of her own. She ranks high on the Forbes list of top-earning models. She commands a presence on social media, too. Candice Swanepoel has almost 6 million followers on Instagram and another million on Twitter.

So when Candice Swanepoel took to her Instagram account to express her disgust with the killing of Cecil the Lion, her message went out wide.

Along with the now-famous image of Walter Palmer posing with Cecil's body, she ran the caption:

How dare you #walterpalmer !!!! As a South African and as a human being I can't express how deeply saddened I am by this, what pleasure do you get out of doing such a thing!Seeing these animals alive in their natural habitat is such a blessing, you have to be so sick to want to kill such a majestic creature of God. You come to Africa with your dollars and euros thinking you can buy power by taking advantage of Africa's poverty and paying people to help you kill an innocent creature. Disgusting! I hope you get what you deserve #walterpalmer

That's not to say that everyone agrees with Candice Swanepoel. Even on her Instagram account she ran into disagreement. An Instagram user with the handle "alleekathleen" responded to Candice Swanepoel:

Walter Palmer, I'm sorry at how people in our society have slammed down on you. You clearly had a guide w you and he should have known that that loin had a GPS on it. Now if you upset Bc he shot a loin in general, people AND ANIMALS hunt all the time. It can have a natural effect on the environment in which if the elder loin or moose or deer is hunted down it allows the younger animals to step up and have more diversity in the gene pool of animals, there is a whole science behind it and typically every animal is given fair chance. I'm not saying every hunter is respectable like this but almost all are. He payed 50,000 dollars to hunt that loin and I'm sure he respects the creature and would use every part of its body and not throw some of it away, like the native Americans in Alaska do w whales. It's a similar concept and people are so quick to judge and say how disgusting such a thing is before they actually open their minds and do their homework. Humans have used hunting as a source of food since pre historic times. It's a part of life and that loin prolly had more of a chance then most cows, pigs or chickens eaten today. So go you water Palmer and don't let those people get you down. Just my thoughts on it. :)))

Swanepoel also finds herself on the opposite side of the issue from rocker Ted Nugent, who took to his own Facebook page to give his take on the Cecil scandal:

The whole story is a lie. It was a wild lion from a "park" where hunting is legal & ESSENTIAL beyond the park borders. all animals reproduce every year & would run out of room/food to live w/o hunting. I will write a full piece on this joke asap. God are people stupid

Mike Tuttle
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