American Hunter Brags About Slaughtering Rare Black Giraffe In South Africa: ‘Prayers… Came True’
American big game hunter Tess Thompson Talley has caused outrage for killing a rare black giraffe during a South Africa hunting trip.
Talley, who is from Kentucky, posted photos of herself posing with a dead black giraffe in 2017, notes The Sun:
Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. I knew it was the one.
He was over 18 years old, 4000lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2000lbs of meat from him.
The African news outlet Africa Digest found the pictures and tweeted them in June 2018.
Hundreds of people on Twitter slammed Talley’s precious “dream hunt” that she prayed for:
A very sad example of a person who lives for the thrill of the moment, and who has a dreadful sense of entitlement to kill for her own pleasure.
There are no words to describe how terrible is the deed you have committed.
I can’t imagine killing anything, let alone a defenceless animal who can’t shoot you back you ignorant.
What a sad state of affairs when human beings can actually do this. Shame on everyone and anyone who defends this type of behavior.
Talley defended hunting and killing the defenseless animal:
The giraffe I hunted was the South African sub-species of giraffe. The numbers of this sub-species is actually increasing due, in part, to hunters and conservation efforts paid for in large part by big game hunting.
The breed is not rare in any way other than it was very old. Giraffes get darker with age.