After the hunting of Cecil the lion sparked outrage across the globe, you might have thought hunters would think twice before needlessly shooting defenceless animals.
However, after watching footage of this attack on a grizzly bear, that does not seem to be the case.
Footage clearly shows two hunters firing shots at the bear, who was defenceless, before celebrating its death, with cheering and laughter clearly audible in the background.
The video was released by the Wildlife Defence League and has quickly gone viral online because of its graphic nature.
The group are campaigning for a total ban on bear hunting across Canada, and claimed that while people often pose with dead bears, it ‘is a different thing’ to see them shot and killed.
The debate over hunting and if it should be legalised will probably now be reignited once again, but quite if it will make any difference remains to be seen.
Warning – Graphic Footage: