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Meet The "Spearfishing Huntress" Who Is Taking The Internet By Storm

Valentine Thomas says she is hoping to raise awareness about ocean preservation through her hobby.

This is 28-year-old Valentine Thomas. She used to work in finance in the United Kingdom, but in her spare time had a pretty intense hobby.

Thomas spends her weekends spearfishing, a hobby she picked up about four years ago. She told BuzzFeed News she was hooked by the experience of being in the ocean and eating what you catch.

The Canadian is already a world record holder in the sport, having speared the world's largest Atlantic Jack.

Thomas began posting snaps of her fishing to Facebook and Instagram, and has since become a social media sensation. She said the first time she posted a picture with a fish to Facebook, she woke up to one thousand friend requests.

Although, her social media fame has come with some negativity. She was featured on an Instagram account called "Spear Sluts," and says she receives angry messages from vegans calling her a killer.

Thomas said she brushes off the comments, and says anyone who trashes her but buys meat at the supermarket is a hypocrite. "It is not that long ago that if you couldn't kill your own food, you wouldn't eat," she said.

She said she hopes she can use her platform as a way to spread awareness about conservation.

Now, Thomas is hoping to turn her passion into a career. "It is a men's world, but I'm hoping that being a woman will only help in reaching even more people," she said.