A popular Spanish hunter took her life after receiving threats on social media from animal rights activists, according to reports.
Melania Capitan, 27, was found dead Wednesday from an apparent suicide at her apartment in Huesca, Spain, according to Crime Online, citing Spanish hunting magazine Jara y Sedal.
Capitan, from Catalonia, Spain, had amassed a huge fan base on social media posting images of herself hunting. Her Facebook page, where she shared hunting tips, had nearly 39,000 followers.
Some posts, however, were controversial for animal rights activists who would leave harassing messages, The Daily Mail reported. It is not known if her death was related to the cyberbullying.
The Daily Mail reported that the blond huntress left a suicide note for friends, but the contents of the letter have not been released.
Critics continued to flood her Facebook page with messages even after she died.
“She’s finished the lives of many animals and no one defended the death of them… I think our [lives are] worth the same as theirs,” one person wrote.
Others mourned her death, saying the loss was a “shame.”
“I do not like hunting, defending animals and killing for [hobby] seems horrible to me. But it’s a shame that this girl took her life,” another user wrote.