The viewers of This Morning show were infuriated when a heated trophy hunting debate took place. In the interview, a hunter named Diggory Hadoke explained about the "benefits" of the sport to hosts Rylan Clark-Neal and Sarah Greene.
Diggory suggested that 'organized hunting can benefit conserving rare species' and he explained that areas, where animals can be hunted, are frequently "green and populated".
When legal hunting is banned, hunting still happens. The kill at the end of the hunt is part of a wider thing
In this regards, when Rylan and Sarah asked "if hunting was just murdering animals for the sake of a trophy", Diggory intensly defended his sport and said:
To say that you pay money to go out and murder an animal… You could go to a pet shop, buy some kittens and strangle them.
Diggory Hadoke explained to This Morning hunting is more than just killing animals
Diggory further posted::
Animals are killed everyday and when a hunter kills an animal he will often eat the animal.I have eaten buffalo before. I have shot it, eaten it and then taken the skull and horns back to my home to hang them on my wall as an homage to the animal.
It's an homage because I have taken weeks out of my life in difficult situations to hunt this animal.
However, viewers were not convinced and an aggressive voice came out of the crowd to slam Diggory and it was:
Trophy hunting is not conservation!! It's barbaric and should be banned, there's no justification for this cruelty #ThisMorning.
Other viewers of the show also slammed the hunter through a bunch of Twitter posts.
Aggressive tweets by The Morning viewers on the hunter Diggory
Let's see how long this will go!!