Kentucky Woman In Hot Water For Killing A Rare Giraffe And Posing For Facebook Picture

I don’t own any guns. I don’t want to own any guns. I live in the city and the only things I’ve ever even come close to needing to shoot were my Uber drivers when they drive to the wrong location and bitch at me to walk four blocks because they’re incompetent; but I understand people needing guns for protection in areas where the police won’t make it out to you in time after calling 911. That’s totally fine, logical, and necessary. But 37-year-old Tess Thompson Talley, the Kentucky woman in hot water for killing a rare giraffe?

Nah, she can suck a bag of dicks.


Even though Tess’ trip took place last year, her photo only recently went viral after the website Africlandpost reposted them. And while I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and be like “Oh, well maybe she didn’t know the giraffe was rare and classified as vulnerable?” Tess’ now-deleted Facebook post from that day tells a different story:

“Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile. I knew it was the one. He was over 18 years old, 4,000 lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2,000 lbs of meat from him.”

Kentucky Woman In Hot Water For Killing A Rare Giraffe: The Excuses Start Rolling In

Yeah – not a good look. If I didn’t know better that almost sounds like one of those sex-starved teachers talking about a student they just boned. That quote also flies in the face of what she said in an email to Fox News, arguing that the giraffe is a member of a South African sub-species that isn’t rare. “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. The breed is not rare in any way other than it was very old. Giraffes get darker with age,” she argued.

Which…also doesn’t work, considering that giraffes are now listed as “vulnerable” after suffering a 40% decline in population over the last 25 years.

And honestly, I’m not impressed at killing a giraffe. They eat leaves. He probably didn’t put up much of a fight — go kill me a hyena or some little baby-eating shit dingo and maybe I’ll give some golf claps.

[H/T Mirror]