A “bloodthirsty” American tourist has been condemned after posting pictures of herself with a dead stag and of her gore-covered face during a trip to Scotland.

Rebecca Wolfe Spradley was branded “vile and disgusting” after sharing the gruesome photos from the trip she went on in December.

The row comes after the backlash in 2018 against American TV presenter Larysa Switlyk, who was also slammed for glorifying her hunting trip to Islay.

Now a petition has been launched in an attempt to ban Rebecca, from Florida, from ever returning to Scotland, where many say she is “not welcome”.

The gory photos in question show Rebecca with animal blood smeared on her face.

Others show her stalking prey and smiling next to the body of a dead stag.

The mother-of-three had posted the images advertising her new role as a booking agent for hunting company, Direct Sporting Lets.

She and husband Brannon are big hunters and Rebecca regularly posts online about her kills.

She shared the photos with the caption: “As many of you know, I just returned home from the Highlands of Scotland after an unimaginably wonderful experience hunting Highland stag.

“Since my return, I have had so many of you reach out to me about booking a Stag hunt in the highlands of Scotland and I’m trying to go through all my messages to respond with a price list!

“I don’t want to miss anyone so if your interested in booking your own trip of lifetime, reach out to me as I’m excited to announce I have become a US booking agent for @directsportinglets.

“Brannon and I plan to return to the highlands next October and we would love to have you join us!”

However, her post was met with fury online.

Alexandria Chilton wrote: “You are not welcome in Scotland. Do not come here Scotland doesn’t want you killing our beautiful wildlife.”

Kirsty Reed added: “This is horrible. You’re not welcome here in Scotland to hunt our beautiful wildlife. They should be protected from people like you.”

GR Murray commented: “Can’t wait for next October when you are over. I’m sure there will be plenty of locals wanting to give you a warm welcome and the famous Glasgow kiss.”

And Gillian Greig shared a link to the petition against Rebecca saying: “Vile and disgusting. Get out of our country you blood thirsty cow.”

Despite initially dismissing the backlash, Rebecca appears to have deleted her official Facebook account.

However, the images are still visible on her personal profile.

According to the Scottish Government website: “Deer can be taken during daylight hours by those with permission and, at night, by those with both permission and the appropriate authorisation from Scottish Natural Heritage.”

Many who support hunting argue that it is an effective means of culling the deer population, which has doubled in Scotland in the last 50 years.

According to Scottish Gamekeepers, country sports are worth around £350 million to the Scottish economy.

However, back in October 2018, TV presenter hunter Larysa Switlyk sparked outrage for posing up with dead stags and sheep she had killed on the Isle of Islay.

Many also mocked the big game hunter for choosing to hunt goats and sheep.

Many famous faces came out to condemn Larysa, including BBC radio presenter Nicky Campbell who branded her: “A twisted sicko”.

Source: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/bloodthirsty-american-huntress-slammed-for-21351437