A hunting couple pictured kissing over the corpse of a slain lion they’d just killed is generating outrage and has increased calls for an end to trophy hunting.

Darren and Carolyn Carter kissed after killing a lion on a hunting tour in South Africa with Legelela Safaris, which shared the photograph on its Facebook page, which now appears to have been made private. “Well done,” it wrote. “A monster lion.”

The Carters run a taxidermy company in Edmonton, Canada. When asked about the images, they told the Mirror they “aren’t interested in commenting on that at all,” adding, “It’s too political.”

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The lion appears to have been bred in captivity for the purpose of being gunned down by trophy-hunting enthusiasts. Legelela offers giraffe hunts for £2,400 and says prices for its lion, leopard and elephant tours are available on request. (RT)