Mum warned shes raising a murderer as she takes daughter, 4, hunting with her
A mum has caused an uproar for revealing she takes her four-year-old daughter with her when she goes hunting.
Jesica Murphy, 23, started hunting when she was a child and now she plans for her youngster Lyla to get involved some day too.
The stay-at-home parent, from New Zealand, has received numerous comments on her Instagram page which is dedicated to hunting.
But now she has been warned her child is "going to be a murderer or assassin" after getting her into the activity.
The hunter got into it after asking her stepdad Brendan, 40, non-stop if she could join when she was just four years of age.
It soon became a routine and Jesica began hunting alongside her grandad Ray Crake, 70.
Now she is hoping the same will happen for her daughter Lyla as she loves to accompany her on shooting trips.
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The mum has been able to teach her child where her meat comes from and how to respect wildlife as a food source.
Although some have condemned her for being a role model to the younger generations, others have called her names.
Some have labelled her as a "murderer" and told her to bathe in her own mum's blood.
A number of trolls have even went far to tell Jesica that her daughter will grow up to become a "murderer or assassin".
Jesica begins her hunts just before daybreak accompanied by her dogs which she uses to track and catch her prey, usually pigs.
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She says being surrounded by nature allows her to reset mentally and eases her stress.
If the hunt is successful, Jesica will transport the meat to a chiller to set for a few days before skinning and cutting it up.
And if she has extra, the mum will donate it to those in need because the meat is organic and free-range.
The biggest animal she has hunted was a bull tahr, which can weigh up to 300lbs at full adult size on New Zealand's South Island.
But sometimes her petite frame can often be a problem when it comes to big game.
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In fact, once Jesica fractured her spine and sprained her hip from transporting a 99lbs pig when she was just 12.
She said: "Most mornings begin early in the morning just as daybreaks. It's always cold, but the air is so fresh.
"Once we get to where we're hunting, we put tracking gear on the dogs and search for sign of the pigs.
"I love the feeling the bush gives me. Every time I head into the hills with my dogs, it resets my all my worries, stress and brain fog lifts.
"We don't do it just to kill animals, we do it to feed families, exercise and also reset ourselves."
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When she first started hunting with her daughter, Jesica used to carry Lyla around in a pack through the bush.
Jesica added: "Pig hunting isn't her favourite thing to do at the moment because the amount of walking required.
"She absolutely loves to go out shooting.
"Knowing that when she grows, she'll know how to use our wildlife as a food source to feed herself and others is a proud feeling."
The keen hunter started her Instagram because a lot of her friends weren't into shooting.
She revealed: "I have received numerous death threats telling me to kill myself in as many different ways as they can.
"I received hundreds of hateful comments about my daughter, telling me she's going to be a murderer or an assassin when she's older.
"I found the best way to respond was by not responding at all. We all have our own ways of living.
"Some vegan, some vegetarian, some who get their meat from the supermarket, and there's us who like to source our own meat.
"Just because we have our own beliefs, there's no reason to criticise others for the way they live their own lives."
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