Experts stick their necks out to support US giraffe trophy hunter

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Experts stick their necks out to support US giraffe trophy hunter

The animal is nothing special and should be managed anyway, although it's not much fun to hunt, they say

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There is nothing wrong with hunting giraffe – in fact, they are among the “easier” wild animals to hunt, according to conservationists reacting to the latest controversy around American hunter Tess Talley.

She made news headlines in July 2018 after she shot dead a “black” giraffe in SA and posed with it in a picture on social media where she was branded a “savage”. Now Talley is in the news again, after giving an interview to CBS television on Friday and for reportedly saying she was “proud of that giraffe”, that the animal was “delicious” and that she had made pillows and a gun case out of its skin.

Steward Dorrington from the Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation told Times Select it was unfortunate that people took to social media to show off their hunting skills...

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