Dinosaurs became extinct a few millions of years ago. But the following photo, posted on Facebook this week, has sparked the ire of some animal lovers. In the photo, taken on the set of Jurassic Park, Academy Award Winning director Steven Spielberg poses with a dead triceratops.
Facebook meme creator, Jay Branscomb posted the above photo on Facebook with the following caption: “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man” as a response to the recent uproar over hunting photos a la Kendall Jones and now, Axelle Despiegelaere.
The problem (with society) is that some people did not get the joke and voiced their concern and opinion on the cruelty of Spielberg shooting such a majestic animal. As one person writes, “Steven Speilberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER.”
The photo went viral and has 41k shares and 16k likes as well as over 9k comments. Some people joined in on the sarcasm with comments like:
“For all of the anti-hunters out there, This was a meager minor sized tri-top. I shoot Brontosaurus 15 times as tall…”
“At this rate triceratops will be extinct in -6 million years.”
Others, I’m kind of hoping for the sake of humanity, are just really good at sarcasm and I’m just not at their level of wittiness:
“Disgraceful. No wonder dinosaurs became extinct. Sickos like this kill every last one of them as soon as they are discovered. He should be in prison.”
“One day we realise that we are killing all animals on this planet and we need them to survive. But, when we realise it will be too late.”
“I don’t care who he is, he should not have shot that animal.”
Branscomb, adding the the melee of the confused Internet, posted this followup photo and comment:
“Folks, we need your help identifying the vicious shark-killer shown posing with his illegal prey. Sharks are essential to the eco-system and their waters are protected off the coast of California. If you have any knowledge of this fiend’s identity or whereabouts, please contact authorities immediately.”
I’m not sure which is more sad, that people were so upset over the photo or that Steven Spielberg killed a triceratops.