@CoreyCogdell So you like killing animals? I hope you suffer a long, painful death. I trully do.—
Lucia Levy (@LuluLevy) August 05, 2012
Corey Cogdell is a Trap Shooter who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
She also participates in trophy hunting (hunting of wild game animals).
After Cogdell published photos on Facebook of herself posing alongside animals she killed, anti-hunting activists took to Twitter to express their strong displeasure.
Some critics actually urged Cogdell to shoot herself:
Several more Twitter users appeared to encourage violence against Cogdell or her family:
People are free to debate and disagree about the morality of hunting, but this bloodthirsty advocacy of violence — by supposed champions of compassion for all living things — is beastly and beyond the pale.
Hat tip: lockestep.
Update: If anyone doubts the number of hostile tweets directed at Ms. Cogdell, here are some more.
And click here to see similar comments posted on Facebook.