Daughter disowns father after seeing a photo of him posing with a dead lion
A Canadian trophy-hunter, who was slammed for kissing his partner beside a lion they had just shot and killed in Africa, has now been disowned by his own daughter.
Sydney Carter, 19, has vowed to never call her father ‘dad’ again in response to the photograph, which was taken at a canned hunt in South Africa.
The teenager hit out at him, claiming he had splashed out $15,000 on the hunting trip – run through Legelela Safaris – with his wife Carolyn, rather than support the cost of her education.
In a YouTube video, Sydney said “After knowing that he trophy hunts and thinks it’s OK, I am disgusted to call him my dad.
“I refuse to call him my dad anymore, who does that? I will never understand people like that – who take pride in shooting a beautiful animal like a lion. I’ll never understand it.”
Sydney says she has not seen her father in a decade and was devastated when she discovered that her estranged father had paid thousands to go hunting – despite Sydney claiming he stopped paying child support after she started uni (child support in Canada continues beyond 18 if the child is in full-time education).
Knowing you trophy hunt beautiful animals like lions, who are slowly becoming endangered, is just… it’s too much.
She continued. “I’m someone who loves animals and wouldn’t want anyone to hurt them, and to know that my own father does that – I don’t even consider you my dad anymore.” She also said she hopes he never contacts her or her mother again.
“So, Darren, if you’re ever watching this, just knows that I don’t call you my dad anymore. You are a horrible person.