Sarasota huntress Larysa Switlyk facing gun charge in Scotland after taking goat

Lee’s note: This just in from Fox News. Sarasota huntress Larysa Switlyk is facing some type of obscure gun charge in Scotland after shooting a goat. I have reached out to her and am awaiting a response.

Here’s the story from FOX NEWS:

Hunter and host of ‘Larysa Unleashed’ faces gun charges in Scotland over ‘goat trophy’

Larysa Switlyk, the host of “Larysa Unleashed” who sparked controversy after posting a picture of herself with a dead goat during a hunting trip in Scotland, faces criminal charges in the country.

Switlyk posted the photos of herself and a friend during their hunting trip on the Scottish island of Islay in October. She was slammed after calling her trip a “fun hunt.”

“Following several complaints of wild goat ‘trophy’ hunting on Islay in (October), Police Scotland can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from the USA have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for firearms offences,” police said in a statement.

She was reported under section 11a of the Firearms Act 1968, which refers rules for someone who borrows or lends a firearm for hunting, according to BBC. Such person must be using the firearm for hunting animals, follow the rules of the lender’s certificate and be accompanied by the lender.

Judy Murray, a Scottish tennis coach and mother of tennis star Andy Murray, called the photos “disgraceful.”

“A unique hunt? Disgraceful. It’s a goat. And it’s in Scotland. On a beautiful island. Stop this please,” Murray tweeted while tagging the Scottish government’s Twitter handle.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon even got wind of the pictures and tweeted her reaction.

“Totally understandable why the images from Islay of dead animals being held up as trophies is so upsetting and offensive to people. [The] Scottish Government will review the current situation and consider whether changes to the law are required,” she wrote.

Scottish minister Mike Russell has since called for an end of hunting the wild goats on the island, according to the Evening Standard.

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report.


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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.


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  2. I disagree with everyone! Beautiful hunt, great kill! Fuck #Scotland if they think omg how terrible this is. Fact of the mater they hunt also, they are just doing this to again please others!

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