Petition: Trophy Hunter Turned Rare Black Giraffe Into Pillows and a Gun Case

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American trophy hunter Tess Talley gained notoriety from a now-deleted Facebook post showing her smiling over the body of a rare black she had gunned down in South Africa.

She’s feeling the heat again after appearing in a CBS News segment bragging about the decorative pillows and gun case that she had made out of the ’ skin.

American hunter defends black giraffe ‘trophy kill’ after images posing with corpse spark outrage

“I got the gun case made, and I have decorative pillows made out of him, and everybody loves them,” she laughed.

Following the segment, Talley sat down with CBS This Morning to try to defend . As expected, she spouted hunters’ well-worn soundbites about “conservation” and “preserving the wildlife,” but when asked to explain how trophy hunters actually help animals, she came up empty-handed.

“The money from ‘conservation hunting,’ as you describe it, is a paltry sum compared to wildlife tourism,” countered co-host Tony Dokoupil.

“So the argument isn’t the strongest. If you say joy, you say you enjoy it—that I understand. The conservation part doesn’t add up.”

In the middle of a rambling, grasping explanation, Talley finally blurted out, “I’m not a conservationist—I’m a hunter.”

For once, we’re in complete agreement.

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This article was first published by on 10 June 2019.

 

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