Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. I knew it was the one. But to make threats to anyone because they don’t believe the way you do is completely unacceptable,” Ms Talley 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. View our online Press Pack. I knew it was the one. Actress and activist Debra Messing called Tess “a disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer”. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. He was over 18 years old, 4000 lbs. You managed to shoot a stationery, 14ft peaceful creature with a high velocity rifle. 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”. She wrote: “Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Very sporting.". Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. Omnion Cultural fights for the independence of Catalonia, The Moria refugee camp, two days after Greece's biggest migrant camp, was destroyed by fire. and was blessed to be able to get 2000 lbs. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? 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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, africlandpost.com, that appears not to have been updated for two years. 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.”. Her name is Tess Thompson Talley. Exclusive video shows the aftermath of recent killings. and lets have a united voice against pillage of Africa, it’s the only home we have.”. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Please share,” read the post by Africa Digest. A licence for an elephant, for example, is more costly than one for a lion. 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. Click here to upload yours. She said: “They [animals] are put there for us, we harvest them, we eat them.”. However, for some reason it is OK to act this way because it’s hunting.”. An American female hunter, Tess Thompson Talley, killed a rare black giraffe on a hunting trip in South Africa. “Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile. I knew it was the one. When she was questioned about killing the black giraffe during a trip to South Africa, she laughed and said: “He was delicious.”. The woman in question — who the Post described only as a “white American savage” — was Tess … He was over 18 years old, 4,000 lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs of meat from him.”. That’s what makes this world great is the differences. 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. 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News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. and was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs. She also claimed she received many messages of support. “The giraffe I hunted was the South African sub-species of giraffe. “White American savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoots down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity. 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. 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. She became notorious in July last year after she struck a series of celebratory poses next to the corpse of the dead giraffe. 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A US woman on a hunt in South Africa shot a rare, 18-year-old black giraffe causing outrage. Giraffes are the epitome of gentle giants. Ms Talley could not he immediately contacted for comment. “Legal hunting of giraffe is not a reason for their decline, despite the moral and ethical side of it which is a different story.”. “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! 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. 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. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Talley also took part in a live studio debate with a group of panellists, including Gayle King. 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. He was over 18 years old, 4,000 lbs. She posted pictures of her posing next to … Nature: Giraffes 02:52. 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. We pay for videos too. 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It is a heartbreaking image. The huge blaze broke out overnight at the port of Ancona. "If they really wanted to do a good deed they would donate the money and NOT shoot the animal. “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. American Tess Thompson Talley, 38, appeared on CBS to defend her actions after worldwide condemnation. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Masks, which were already compulsory on public transport, in enclosed public spaces, and outdoors in Paris in certain high-congestion areas around tourist sites, were made mandatory outdoors citywide on August 28 to fight the rising coronavirus infections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to the national flag at the start of a press conference at the prime minister official residence in Tokyo. In the tweet, Talley was called a “white American savage” for shooting a rare black giraffe during a hunting trip in South Africa. An American hunter is pushing back against her critics after photos of her next to a giraffe she killed in South Africa triggered outrage. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. Don't be angry at the woman who killed a black giraffe for sport if you plan to eat meat for dinner tonight. 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. 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. Wealthy hunters, mostly from America, pay up to £60,000 to track and kill a fully grown elephant. How DARE she.”. "They would be heroes then. “Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today,” Ms Talley, 37, wrote. The photographs of Ms Talley with the animal sparked outrage on social media. Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. The public was outraged at the latest trophy hunting display. 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. Actress and activist Debra Messing said Ms Talley was “a disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer”. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Talley then displayed the gun case she had made, using the dead giraffe’s skin. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes.