An image of a dead feral cat in a trap has led to death threats for one pest controller. Sam Wood from Wisconsin, USA, says that since putting the photo on social media, he has become the target of cyberbullying and death threats.

The stock photo he posted, which showed a cat caught in a Conibear spring trap, drew thousands of commenters to his Facebook page — some in favor, some against. “You are a sick individual,” one commenter wrote.

Sam Wood with another pest species, the feral hog

Sam says: “Some may find this offensive but the truth is feral cats are a huge problem. I know this post will cause some backlash from the Disney educated but by putting the truth out there and not hiding we can educate some folks.”

Feral cat cull leads to death threats