A woman who was the former girlfriend of the lead in the Farmer Wants A Wife has been slammed online after sharing a disturbing photo of herself ‘deep throating’ a decapitated joey.
Sydney pig hunter Natalie Cepeniuk posted to social media a graphic photograph of herself in a blood stained shirt as she holds the dead baby kangaroo up to her mouth.
‘I may have deep throated a joeys neck,’ Ms Cepeniuk wrote alongside the photo.
Despite the photo being shared late November, a wildlife activist drew attention to the confronting image at the weekend prompting RSPCA NSW to investigate the photograph.
Ms Cepeniuk, who is the former girlfriend of the 2015 Channel 9 series star Lachlan McAleer, took to her MSPIGR Facebook page to defend her actions saying she ‘hit a few nerves with a few greenies and haters’.
‘[The joey] was humanely put out of its misery because it’s mother jumped in front of my ute,’ Ms Cepeniuk wrote.
Claiming she did not shoot the mother, the pig hunter said she loves animals but is also a ‘realist’ and said it would have been cruel to keep the ‘already mangled joey’ alive.
‘I could have kept driving and left the baby to die or get eaten alive by meat ants in the pouch but I didn’t, I turned around and checked the roo,’ Ms Cepeniuk wrote.
‘Plus being 50-60kms out of town it would [have] died from shock before anyone came out at 2am to “rescue” it.
‘It was also pretty pink, meaning it had f*** all hair on its body …. being mangled there was going to be a f*** all survival rate unless they have homes for retarded joeys.
‘You better get me charged for eating moths and beetles too … cause I eat them.’
Hundreds took to social media to share their outrage towards the pig hunter’s photo, calling Ms Cepeniuk a ‘sick piece of s***’ and ‘revolting’.
‘Wow, she’s not right in the head … sicko,’ one person wrote.
Despite the backlash towards the graphic photo, the Australian Government’s Department of Environment and Energy for injured kangaroos and pouch young says female kangaroos must be examined for a joey.
‘The pouch young of a killed female must also be killed immediately,’ the code states.
‘Decapitation with a sharp instrument in very small hairless young or a properly executed heavy blow to destroy the brain in larger young are effective means of causing sudden and painless death.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted RSCA NSW and Ms Cepeniuk for comment.