By: Savannah Smith | 07-03-2018 | News
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Kentucky Woman’s Photos with “Dream Hunt” Giraffe in Africa Sparks Outrage

A “selfie” photos of a Kentucky woman posing with her “dream kill”’ of a rare black giraffe taken in Africa has triggered online outrage, slamming the American woman as “disgusting and immoral.’

The hunter has been identified as Tess Thompson Talley and the contentious photos were first published by Africa Digest. The African media outlet tweeted the photo with the message: “White American savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity. Her name is Tess Thompson Talley. Please share.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">White american savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe coutrsey of South Africa stupidity. Her name is Tess Thompson Talley. Please share <a href="https://t.co/hSK93DOOaz">pic.twitter.com/hSK93DOOaz</a></p>&mdash; AfricaDigest (@africlandpost) <a href="https://twitter.com/africlandpost/status/1008018728879992833?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The site also called on Africans to protect their resources including wildlife in the absence of government action on such threats to their natural wealth.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If our so called governments can&#39;t care for our wildlife then its time we stand up and responsibility of our continent, lands, resources and wildlife….share share share! and lets have a united voice against pillage of Africa, it&#39;s the only home we have</p>&mdash; AfricaDigest (@africlandpost) <a href="https://twitter.com/africlandpost/status/1008268120002187269?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Social media users agreed with the site, with some slamming the tourism-related practice of allowing foreigners to hunt in Africa.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I agree with you. This kind of tourism should be stopped.</p>&mdash; Silent Observer (@abs2ray) <a href="https://twitter.com/abs2ray/status/1008031378590576641?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There are millions worldwide (and I&#39;m one of them) who would love to go to SA just to watch animals live in nature; not touch them, bother them and certainly NOT kill them.</p>&mdash; ShinobiNYC (@ShinobiNYC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShinobiNYC/status/1014122665140019200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What a disgusting piece of cowardice sh#t . Beautiful animal dead so [email protected] sad!</p>&mdash; Stacey Prussman (@StaceyPrussman) <a href="https://twitter.com/StaceyPrussman/status/1008938573809188869?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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While some saw nothing illegal with what Talley did, and therefore nothing “wrong.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What rubbish. She is a hunter. We allow and indeed encourage hunting as an important tourist activity. And on top of which you play the race card. This is virtue signalling, not social commentary.</p>&mdash; Stephen Louw (@Stephen_Louw) <a href="https://twitter.com/Stephen_Louw/status/1008375914139406336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The photos apparently were a year-old. Fox News reported that Talley posted the photos with the caption: “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.”

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She also added: I knew it was the one. He was over 18 years old, 4000 lbs. and was blessed to be able to get 2000 lbs. of meat from him.”

Trophy hunting is a legally allowed in several African countries, including South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Talley makes an effort to clarify with Fox News that the giraffe she hunted down in not a rare breed arguing that, “The breed is not rare in any way other than it was very old. Giraffes get darker with age.”

In any case, Talley is not the first American who has faced criticisms for hunting wildlife animals in Africa. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer faced international scrutiny after killing the beloved "Cecil the Lion" near a national park in Zimbabwe in 2015.

Source:

http://wjla.com/news/offbeat/photos-of-kentucky-woman-with-dream-hunt-kill-of-black-giraffe-sparks-outrage

https://twitter.com/africlandpost/status/1008018728879992833

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #Africa #Wildlife #Hunting #OnlineOutrage #Tourism

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Just Sayin' No. 30362 2018-07-04 : 09:10

If the huntress hadn't paid to shoot and shot the animal herself, the game control would have done it. The animal was 18 years old, past breeding age, and had just fought and killed 3 young males that would have contributed to breeding within the herd. What she did was not illegal (not that that alone makes it right), but she also paid for the privilege to do so.

Anonymous No. 30412 2018-07-04 : 20:49

yeah get over it… unless they have it legally banned.

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