Kentucky woman who posted photos of giraffe hunt under fire
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Photos of a Kentucky woman posing with the dead body of a rare giraffe she shot and killed are sparking outrage.
Tess Thompson Talley, from Nippa, Kentucky, posted these photos after a hunting trip to South Africa she took in June of 2017.
In her post Talley wrote:
"Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile. I knew it was the one. He was over 18 years old, 4,000 lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs of meat from him."
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The post has since been removed after people, including celebrities like Debra Messing, began expressing their horror at the pictures.
Trophy hunting is a legal practice in a number of African countries, including South Africa.
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