Animal rights campaigners left furious by photos of men posing with gorilla ...

'A crime against nature': Fury as sickening photos emerge of grinning 'poachers' posing with a gorilla they've just killed in the Congo  Photos from the Republic of Congo show group of armed men around gorilla Believed that the wild animal had already been shot dead by the men Campaigners from L'Association Gorilla say the gorilla was 'shot dead illegally'

By William Cole For Mailonline

Published: 01:04 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 01:10 GMT, 7 January 2020

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Sickening images of a gorilla believed to have been shot dead before being used for a photo opportunity have sparked anger among animal rights activists.

Pictures posted online by a conservation group show a group of men armed with hunting rifles standing around the magnificent beast that has supposedly been killed by them.

L'Association Gorilla said the animal was 'shot dead illegally', suggesting the men in the photo may be resp­onsible.

Pictures posted online by a conservation group show a group of men armed with hunting rifles standing around the magnificent beast that has supposedly been killed by them

Pictures posted online by a conservation group show a group of men armed with hunting rifles standing around the magnificent beast that has supposedly been killed by them

It is understood the photos were taken near Brazzaville, the

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