A Kentucky girl who confronted dying threats after posing in photographs with a giraffe she killed has not shied away from looking.
Almost a 12 months after the photographs went viral, Tess Talley advised CBS This Morning she is “proud to hunt” and “happy with that giraffe.”
In a CBS documentary about trophy looking, Talley stated that the animal was “scrumptious” and stated she made pillows and a gun case out of its pelt.
In 2017, she shared photographs of the South Africa hunt with the caption “Prayers for my as soon as in a lifetime dream hunt got here true at present!”, the AP reported.
The next 12 months, the photographs generated an outcry on social media after they have been posted by an account that referred to as her a “white American savage.”
The backlash that ensued grew to become so intense that folks have been spreading addresses the place she could also be, displaying up at her office and contacting her employer in an effort to get her fired, Talley advised CBS on Friday.
She responded to the criticism by saying that killing the black giraffe was a part of a inhabitants administration effort. She stated she wouldn’t hunt if she didn’t assume it will assist with conservation.
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Requested why she appeared happy within the photograph, Talley stated there’s an extended custom of hunters posing with their kills.
“When social media got here round, that’s when there was a difficulty,” she stated.
The Giraffe Conservation Basis estimates there are 111,000 giraffes remaining in all through Africa.
— With information from The Related Press
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