Female hunter says she turned rare black giraffe into ‘decorative pillows’ [How Serial Killer-ish]

[How Serial Killer-ish.]…
Female big game hunter Tess Talley broke her silence Friday, telling CBS News that she turned a rare black giraffe she bagged in 2018 into decorative pillows and a gun case. She added the 2,000 pounds of giraffe meat was "delicious."

Female big game hunter Tess Talley broke her silence Friday, telling CBS News that she turned a rare black giraffe she bagged in 2018 into decorative pillows and a gun case. She added the 2,000 pounds of giraffe meat was “delicious.”

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An American hunter who was savaged on social media for her 2018 photo showing her and her prized kill – a rare black giraffe – is breaking her silence.

As TheHill.com reports, the female hunter, Tess Talley, told CBS in an exclusive interview that her African big game hunting is her beloved hobby that actually helps with conservation efforts.

“It’s a hobby, it’s something that I love to do,” Talley said in the CBS interview Friday. “I am proud to hunt, and I am proud of that giraffe.”

As for the black giraffe in the now infamous photo, Talley said she bagged the long-necked beast on a “conservation hunt” designed to manage area wildlife in South Africa.

She has since turned the pelts of the giraffe into decorative pillows and a gun case. She also described the giraffe meat as “delicious.”

Still, she shouldn’t look for much understanding, especially on social media.

Talley told CBS her since-deleted Facebook post last year when she bagged he giraffe generated a global backlash.

In the post, Talley told the particulars of her kill: The rare black giraffe was more than 18 years old and weighed over 4,000 pounds. She added that she “was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs of meat from him.”

Re-emerging in the CBS interview brought a new rebuke for Talley, as the network reached out to the humane society.

Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, responded to CBS with a statement that said trophy-hunting of giraffes showed “sheer and arrogant disregard for the imperiled status of an iconic species.”

5 thoughts on “Female hunter says she turned rare black giraffe into ‘decorative pillows’ [How Serial Killer-ish]

  1. Decorative pillows? I can’t believe this person has no sense of right and wrong. Also posing dead creatures for photos to relive the event and show off is very serial killer-ish. Except that in human culture, it is okay to kill wildlife. Obviously, it doesn’t affect the general public’s interests and isn’t that important to them or there would be better laws protecting the world’s wildlife from people like this. You’d be amazed at just how many people parrot the lines that this kind of thing is good for conservation and food for poor starving (colonialized) people.

    Yes, trophy hunting is centuries old, centuries that are associated with colonialism, imperialism and domination of indigenous peoples. But convenient-think doesn’t acknowledge it.

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