You have to go down five Google pages to find an objective account, not sensationalistically identifying the young lady’s death as a fearful response to threats from animal activists or as an expression of guilt for hunting.
A hunter and well-known Spanish blogger died in an apparent suicide this week, amid claims she was the target of online abuse from animal rights activists.
Melania Capitan, 27, was found dead at a farm in Huesca on Wednesday, the Guardia Civil said. She reportedly shot herself with a rifle, and left a suicide note, el Mundo reports.
Capitan was known for sharing her hunting lifestyle with her 36,000 Facebook and 8,700 Instagram followers.
She was a passionate hunter, and defended her actions online, posting pictures to Instagram of her posing with guns beside dead deer. Her controversial lifestyle reportedly garnered abuse and threats from animal rights activists.
Since her death, a number of people have posted cruel comments on her Facebook page, with one saying she â€œthankfully she killed herself, the only good thing sheâ€™s done lately.â€
El Mundo quotes a close friend of Capitanâ€™s saying she died by suicide, and that it was not related to the threats she received online. â€œFor personal problems, not for the insults she received in social networks,â€ the unnamed friend is cited as saying.
â€œIt is a lie that has been said that she committed suicide because of the threats because she was a very brave woman, very strong, a fighter,â€ she said, adding, â€œin all social networks, people have done a lot of harm to her and they continue to do so. Take action on this, this should be punished.â€
Roy Tingle for the Dail Mail typically milks the threats from Animal Rights Activists angle.
A female hunter has been found dead after apparently committing suicide weeks after she was reportedly threatened on social media by animal rights activists.
Melania Capitan, 27, was a well-known blogger and hunter with thousands of online followers.
She rose to fame due to her posts in which she explained hunting tactics as well as showing glimpses into her every day life.
Hunting magazine Jara y Sedal reported Melania, who was from Catalonia and had lived for the last three years in Huesca, had apparently killed herself.
She had also reportedly left a suicide note addressed to her friends.
This comes after it was reported that the internet star was threatened online.
Her posts caused much controversy across the internet, especially with animal rights activists who widely criticised her.