Giraffes are the epitome of gentle giants. “They glide across the plains, like liquid; awe inspiring creatures who spend their days eating leaves and caring for their young. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Photos of a Kentucky woman posing with a black giraffe that she killed on a hunt last year have sparked outrage after an African news outlet shared the story. 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That’s what makes this world great is the differences. Washington: Photos of an American hunter posing with the dead body of a "rare" black giraffe she is reported to have just killed during a hunt in South Africa have sparked outrage. Thailand has seen near-daily protests in recent weeks by students demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Members of the Kayapo tribe block the BR163 highway during a protest outside Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil. Please share,” read the post by Africa Digest. There is no separate black giraffe species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). We pay for videos too. Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month, Members of 'Omnium Cultural' celebrate the 20th 'Festa per la llibertat' ('Fiesta for the freedom') to mark the Day of Catalonia in Barcelona. And he raged on Facebook: "I'm sick of Trophy Hunters trying to excuse their grim sport by saying they provide a service. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Tess Thompson Talley said the animal was old and not endangered, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Giraffes get darker with age.”, She added: “This is called conservation through game management.”, “The giraffe in the photo is of the South African species Giraffa giraffe, which are not rare – they are increasing in the wild,” Julian Fennessy, co-founder of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, told Yahoo Lifestyle. A licence for an elephant, for example, is more costly than one for a lion. I knew it was the one. In the tweet, Talley was called a “white American savage” for shooting a rare black giraffe during a hunting trip in South Africa. Talley then displayed the gun case she had made, using the dead giraffe’s skin. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. “If it was any other belief that was different, threats and insults would be deemed hideous. The woman in question — who the Post described only as a “white American savage” — was Tess … The bodies of the two giraffes were found “in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers” in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement. An American female hunter, Tess Thompson Talley, killed a rare black giraffe on a hunting trip in South Africa. Don't be angry at the woman who killed a black giraffe for sport if you plan to eat meat for dinner tonight. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? “Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today,” Ms Talley, 37, wrote. She posted pictures of her posing next to … Some nations completely outlaw big game hunting. The public was outraged at the latest trophy hunting display. “The giraffe I hunted was the South African sub-species of giraffe. "Imagine a vet paying you to put down your dog and then taking a selfie next to the corpse. Ms Talley’s images seem to have gone largely unnoticed until they were recently posted by Africa Digest, a current Twitter handle that links to a news site,, that appears not to have been updated for two years. The star wrote: "With joy in her black heart and a beaming smile she lies next to the dead carcass of a *rare* black giraffe in South Africa. Giraffes are the epitome of gentle giants. Every visitor must purchase a licence to hunt. A SHAMELESS trophy hunter who caused outrage after she killed a rare black giraffe has said ate the animal and turned its skin into a gun case. and lets have a united voice against pillage of Africa, it’s the only home we have.”. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Talley’s giraffe photos were originally posted on her Facebook page last year, Fox News reported. and was blessed to be able to get 2000 lbs. Ricky Gervais, who frequently tweets in defence of animal rights said giraffes were “now on the ‘red list' of endangerment due to a 40 per cent decline over the last 25 years”. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? With joy in her black heart and a beaming smile she lies next to the dead carcass of a *rare* black giraffe in South Africa. A US woman on a hunt in South Africa shot a rare, 18-year-old black giraffe causing outrage. Firefighters have brought the fire under control but they expected to keep working through the day, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posing for a selfie with his family at Berlin's Charite hospital. Big game hunting is permitted in most African nations because governments say the revenue it generates helps fund conservation efforts. The American who shot and killed a black giraffe during a 2018 South African hunting trip described it as “delicious.” On June 2, 2018, Breitbart News reported Tess Talley shot the black giraffe and then faced a major social media backlash. and was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs. Actress and activist Debra Messing said Ms Talley was “a disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer”. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile." Nature: Giraffes 02:52. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. At the time she hinted she had received threats since the pictures, which were taken in June 2017, were posted online by an account called Africa Digest. Photos of an American hunter posing with the dead body of a "rare" black giraffe she had just killed during a hunt in South Africa have sparked outrage. Exclusive video shows the aftermath of recent killings. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. She became notorious in July last year after she struck a series of celebratory poses next to the corpse of the dead giraffe. As part of the segment Talley was seen at her home in Odessa, Texas, dressed in camouflage gear and shown killing a wildebeest on a wildlife ranch. "If they really wanted to do a good deed they would donate the money and NOT shoot the animal. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. “White American savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoots down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity. In 2015, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer was internationally scorned after killing the celebrated Cecil the Lion near a national park in Zimbabwe. Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. View our online Press Pack. “The breed is not rare in any way other than it was very old. However, for some reason it is OK to act this way because it’s hunting.”. Email us at or call 0207 782 4368. 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,” she said. of meat from him.” Talley said the giraffe’s death was part of a conservation hunt intended to control the amount of wildlife in the area. Very sporting.". A woman who sparked outcry when photographs of her posing with the corpse of 18-year-old giraffe she had shot went viral, has defended her actions and said she was carrying out “conservation”. Poaching of giraffes, which are killed for their hide, meat, bones, and tails, has increased across Africa. “I get that hunting is not for everyone. As opposed to murdering scum.". American hunter defends black giraffe trophy kill, Jimmy Kimmel Chokes Up Over the Death of Cecil the Lion, Pope Francis prays with priests at the end of a limited public audience at the San Damaso courtyard in The Vatican, A girl's silhouette is seen from behind a fabric in a tent along a beach by Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, A Chinese woman takes a photo of herself in front of a flower display dedicated to frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing, China. Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. “Legal hunting of giraffe is not a reason for their decline, despite the moral and ethical side of it which is a different story.”. Tess Thompson Talley/Facebook Trophy hunter Tess Talley hugs the body of the dead black giraffe she killed and thanks the Lord during a hunt in South Africa. “They could become extinct,” he said. But to make threats to anyone because they don’t believe the way you do is completely unacceptable,” Ms Talley said. When she was questioned about killing the black giraffe during a trip to South Africa, she laughed and said: “He was delicious.”. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. You managed to shoot a stationery, 14ft peaceful creature with a high velocity rifle. The dead giraffe is curled up on the ground in souvenir photographs. 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The giraffe Talley killed was a South African giraffe, a subspecies whose population is actually up 167 percent since 1979 to more than 21,000 — but the giraffe population overall has declined as much s 40 percent, CBS News reports. Dozens of fires are burning out of control throughout Northern California as fire resources are spread thin, Students use their mobile phones as flashlights at an anti-government rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom. 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American huntress kills rare black giraffe, eats it and even makes a gun case out of its skin: 'He was delicious' Tess Thompson Talley, 38, received death threats in July last year after photos of her posing with a black giraffe she had killed in South Africa went viral on social media Talley also took part in a live studio debate with a group of panellists, including Gayle King. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Nikki Tate, a 27-year-old lawyer and “ethical hunter” from Texas, triggered outrage and received death threats last year, after she posted pictures with her kills. She said: “They [animals] are put there for us, we harvest them, we eat them.”. Two extremely rare white giraffes were killed in northeastern Kenya apparently by poachers, the founder of the Hirola Conservation Program in Kenya, told CBS News. She said: “We are preserving... we are managing herds, we're managing numbers of wildlife.”, Talley later added: “I am proud to be a hunter, and I'm proud to hunt, and I am proud of [killing] that giraffe.”. The photographs of Ms Talley with the animal sparked outrage on social media. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Botswana, for example, argues it can become an exclusive tourist destination that brings in more cash than it loses from the hunting ban. Ricky Gervais tweeted sarcastically: "Well done. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Omnion Cultural fights for the independence of Catalonia, The Moria refugee camp, two days after Greece's biggest migrant camp, was destroyed by fire. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. 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It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. “White American savage who is partly a Neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity,” read the June 2018 tweet. Click here to upload yours. “Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. Mum, 32, 'lured boy, 14, to her home for sex after seeing him play football', Naked Attraction contestant dumped by his date after VERY dirty chat-up line, Love Island's Jess Hayes devastated as she loses baby at 19 weeks, Proud ‘catfishes’ show off transformations which have men drooling- then fleeing, First snow of winter to hit Britain TODAY as Arctic blast grips the nation, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. “Gone forever. For other inquiries, Contact Us. An American hunter has come in for criticism after posing with a rare black giraffe that she killed. 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However, in a statement to Fox News she defended her actions. I knew it was the one. 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And still, we allow spoilt c**** to pay money to shoot them with a bow and arrow for fun.”, Lisa Lange, a senior vice president with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said: "This woman's inability to relate to another living being, to reduce this magnificent wild animal to a corpse, and gloat over her ability to kill, then saying she is involved in “conservation” is like saying that killing some humans will solve world hunger.". She also claimed she received many messages of support. A female hunter identified by USA Today and other media outlets as Tess Thompson Talley of Kentucky stands proudly with a black giraffe she hunted, shot and killed in South Africa in June 2017. He was over 18 years old, 4000 lbs. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? 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Actress Debra Messing called Talley a ‘murderer,” among other things: Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. A SHAMELESS trophy hunter who caused outrage after she killed a rare black giraffe has said ate the animal and turned its skin into a gun case. Giraffes Are Being Killed for Their Tails Poachers are wiping away a rare subspecies of giraffe found in central Africa. During the discussion Talley claimed her hunting trips were actually helping the animal world, rather than harming it. She said: “This is a part of the black giraffe that I shot, something I could take around with me, and have on my hunts.”, “I also have decorative pillows made out of him, and everybody loves them.”. He was over 18 years old, 4,000 lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs of meat from him.”. Actress and activist Debra Messing called Tess “a disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer”. I knew it was the one. The huge blaze broke out overnight at the port of Ancona. It said: “White American savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoots down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity.". He was over 18 years old, 4,000 lbs. “Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile. “If our so called governments can’t care for our wildlife then its time we stand up and responsibility of our continent, lands, resources and wildlife....share share share! This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Other animals popular with trophy hunters are lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and deer. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. China will celebrate national day marking the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, The Glass Mountain Inn burns as the Glass Fire moves through the area in St. Helena, California. I knew it was the one. Wealthy hunters, mostly from America, pay up to £60,000 to track and kill a fully grown elephant. She said: "Fewer than 100,000 giraffes remain in the wild in Africa, and nearly 4,000 giraffe-derived trophies were imported into the US over the last decade. How DARE she.”. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link:, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The original photos caused outrage when they appeared online, Talley said she had no regrets about killing the rare giraffe, Talley was also shown shooting a wildebeest, Talley made no apology for killing the animal, Tess Thompson Talley poses next to the slaughtered rare giraffe, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Giraffes are the epitome of gentle giants,” she said. Tess Thompson Talley, who lives in Kentucky, posted the images of herself with the animal taken during a hunting trip to South Africa last year. She wrote: “Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! In 2018, South African news outlet Africland Post tweeted side-by-side photos of a woman posing with a dead black giraffe and a rifle in her left arm. The gentle animal was shown slumped over behind the woman.

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