“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! For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, The original photos caused outrage when they appeared online, Talley said she had no regrets about killing the rare giraffe, Talley was also shown shooting a wildebeest, Talley made no apology for killing the animal, Tess Thompson Talley poses next to the slaughtered rare giraffe, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). 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. Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. How DARE she.”. He was over 18 years old, 4000 lbs. Talley then displayed the gun case she had made, using the dead giraffe’s skin. Every visitor must purchase a licence to hunt. Her name is Tess Thompson Talley. I knew it was the one. Giraffes are the epitome of gentle giants. 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. "They would be heroes then. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Giraffes are the epitome of gentle giants,” she said. Giraffes Are Being Killed for Their Tails Poachers are wiping away a rare subspecies of giraffe found in central Africa. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? At the time she hinted she had received threats since the pictures, which were taken in June 2017, were posted online by an account called Africa Digest. The photographs of Ms Talley with the animal sparked outrage on social media. Click here to upload yours. 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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. Please share,” read the post by Africa Digest. 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. Don't be angry at the woman who killed a black giraffe for sport if you plan to eat meat for dinner tonight. Two extremely rare white giraffes were killed in northeastern Kenya apparently by poachers, the founder of the Hirola Conservation Program in Kenya, told CBS News. Actress and activist Debra Messing called Tess “a disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer”. 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.”. 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There is no separate black giraffe species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Ricky Gervais tweeted sarcastically: "Well done. 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. View our online Press Pack. Tess Thompson Talley said the animal was old and not endangered, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. “White American savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoots down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity. 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The bodies of the two giraffes were found “in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers” in Garissa in eastern Kenya, the Ishaqbini Hirola Community Conservancy said in a statement. Giraffes get darker with age.”, She added: “This is called conservation through game management.”, “The giraffe in the photo is of the South African species Giraffa giraffe, which are not rare – they are increasing in the wild,” Julian Fennessy, co-founder of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, told Yahoo Lifestyle. As opposed to murdering scum.". A female hunter identified by USA Today and other media outlets as Tess Thompson Talley of Kentucky stands proudly with a black giraffe she hunted, shot and killed in South Africa in June 2017. When she was questioned about killing the black giraffe during a trip to South Africa, she laughed and said: “He was delicious.”. 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As part of the segment Talley was seen at her home in Odessa, Texas, dressed in camouflage gear and shown killing a wildebeest on a wildlife ranch. “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. An American female hunter, Tess Thompson Talley, killed a rare black giraffe on a hunting trip in South Africa. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? She posted pictures of her posing next to … Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month, Members of 'Omnium Cultural' celebrate the 20th 'Festa per la llibertat' ('Fiesta for the freedom') to mark the Day of Catalonia in Barcelona. Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. 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. 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”. An American hunter has come in for criticism after posing with a rare black giraffe that she killed. “Gone forever. “If it was any other belief that was different, threats and insults would be deemed hideous. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. 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. It said: “White American savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoots down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity.". American huntress kills rare black giraffe, eats it and even makes a gun case out of its skin: 'He was delicious' Tess Thompson Talley, 38, received death threats in July last year after photos of her posing with a black giraffe she had killed in South Africa went viral on social media The dead giraffe is curled up on the ground in souvenir photographs. A US woman on a hunt in South Africa shot a rare, 18-year-old black giraffe causing outrage. 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