A Mother-of-three continued to hunt while pregnant, to provide organic meat

A mother-of-three who was still hunting to provide food for her family at nine months pregnant says her children 'love the adventure', despite receiving death threats from critics. 

Lucy Rose Jaine, 29, from Wanaka, New Zealand, who began hunting when she met her partner, Sharn, fell in love with the hobby because she's against intensive factory farmed food, and wants to feed her family in an organic and sustainable way.

The lovers of the outdoors, go hunting between five and eight times a month with  their children, Indie, seven, Kahu, four, and Daisy, five months.

The house painter and full-time mother, said that her children 'love the adventure'. 

The hunters mainly kill wild pigs, hunt deer, chamois, tahr, goats, rabbits and wallabies to fill their freezer. Lucy estimates she saves approximately $300NZD (£150) per month through hunting animals for meat.

The 29-year-old who was still hunting at nine months pregnant, shares her family's hunting adventures on Instagram under the handle, @hunting-lucyjaine, where she largely receives an overwhelming level of support from other women in hunting.

However, she has also been subject to death threats from people who don't understand her hobby. 

'I began hunting when I met my amazing partner Sharn. We love hunting and the outdoors. Pig hunting mainly, but we do it all and bring the kids along for the ride,' said Lucy.

'A day hunting is always different, but usually starts with packing the truck and heading off into the mountains or the bush. If it's a pig hunt, we bring the dogs and when we get to the spot we collar them up and follow them in.

'When they find a pig, they let us know by barking and we follow our GPS to where they are. We then stick the pig or shoot it, gut it then carry it out.

'I like that we can teach our children how to hunt their own food. I hate factory farming so hunting wild meat is ideal. Organic and sustainable. The animals are living a good life. I don't support factory farming and we prefer organic. It's free, it's fun and it helps the farmers.

'We gut, skin and clean the animals. Then we cut it up and pop it in the freezer to eat.

The kids love the adventure. We don't do screens in our family. Being in the wilderness so much really sparks their imaginations.

'The hardest thing is finding places to hunt, but we are pretty lucky with farmers ringing us to help them with their pig problem, and New Zealand does have a lot of public hunting land. It's all about who you know really.'

The family who hunt between five to ten animals each month, revealed the largest creature they've hunted to date is a a 250lb boar.

Speaking about how she copes with the reaction on social media, Lucy revealed there's an uplifting community of women who hunt.  

She said: 'They say that I'm a hot little blonde pig hunting pocket rocket

'I receive great support, especially from other women who hunt. It's a really uplifting community.

'I've had a few death threats from people who just don't have any experience with hunting. Or maybe they are against animal cruelty. But I don't take it to heart.

'I just tell myself, "That person must be going through something in their own life and I can't judge what I don't understand". We make sure we respect the animal in the process.

'Some guy just said, "I hope you die". I obviously didn't respond. I hope he finds happiness.

'Be kind, everyone on this earth is especially doing their best.'

stella Posted on December 02, 2019 12:21

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