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‘White American Savage’ Trophy Hunter Faces The Wrath Of The Internet For Boasting About Slaughtering Elderly Black Giraffe

An American trophy hunter has sparked fury after posting photos of herself posing next to a rare, elderly black giraffe she shot dead.

Tess Thompson Talley, from Kentucky, shared two snaps of herself posing next to the majestic animal’s corpse – including one where she pointed skywards, as if thanking God for the kill. In an accompanying Facebook caption, she wrote: ‘Prayers for my once in a lifetime Dream hunt came true today!

In her Facebook post, Thompson bragged about slaughtering the majestic animal she called ‘the one’

“Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile. I knew it was the one,” she wrote. “He was over 18 years old, 4,000lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2,000lbs of meat from him.”

Her bragging photos was shared by a Twitter account called AfricaDigest, with the comment:

“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”

Thompson’s bloodthirsty post also attracted widespread condemnation on Twitter.

Tom Kay wrote: “I’m sick with rage. This waste of life #TessThompsonTalley is hunting beautiful creatures for a laugh.”

Jessica Worley said: “TESS THOMPSON TALLEY. Where is the fun in killing such a beautiful animal. Why do human beings think it’s acceptable to go around killing innocent beautiful creatures, FOR FUN.”

She added: “Disgraceful name and shame this grotesque excuse for a human being#Tessthompsontalley”

Facing increasing backlash, Thompson deleted her Facebook post, but internet users were able to share the infuriating images before she deleted them and have now gone viral.

She defended herself in an email to Fox News and insisted then creature was not rare, saying: ‘The giraffe I hunted was the South African sub-species of giraffe.

“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 wrote.

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