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The News Minute | February 23, 2015 | 08.20 pm IST Pictures of former Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath has left a Melbourne photographer at the receiving end of death threats from hunters in the country after he shared them on social media. The photographer Christopher Rimmer said that he had received over 600 personal messages after he posted pictures of McGrath posing with a a elephant, buffalo and two hyenas, reported Sydney Morning Herald. Apart from repulsive statements aimed at McGrath and his family, Rimmer himself received many written death threats. Post by Christopher Rimmer. Post by Christopher Rimmer. Post by Christopher Rimmer. Post by Christopher Rimmer. However McGrath himself deeply regretted taking part in the activity which he explained in a message he shared on social media.¬† Please see my response below pic.twitter.com/GnnrSoPxzY √Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚ Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) February 21, 2015 According to SMH, the former cricketer has hardly ever hid his love for shooting. The¬†Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) magazine once told a hunting trip story of McGrath along with Brett Lee and¬†Jason Gillespie; both former players Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee was also implicated in the McGrath hunting scandal after a picture of him, McGrath and two young boys were shown along with the carcass of a dead animal, reported Sydney Morning Herald.¬† A lot of fans have criticised the sportsman for taking part in the activities.¬† However,¬†Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza expressed his opinion that the controversy had been blown out of proportion saying that big-game hunting was used to control animal numbers in his country. "That's probably something that's been blown out of proportion because the areas where they keep this big game and the wildlife they have to control the numbers as well because, once you get to too many elephants in one place, they end up actually destroying the environment," he had said according to another article. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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