American Huntress Who Killed Black Giraffe: It Was ‘Delicious’


The American who shot and killed a black giraffe during a 2018 South African hunting trip described it as “delicious.”

On June 2, 2018, Breitbart News reported Tess Talley shot the black giraffe and then faced a major social media backlash.

Actress Debra Messing called Talley a ‘murderer,” among other things:

But Talley stood her ground and, on June 1, 2019, told CBS News that she is still hunting and loves it. Moreover, she made clear she is particularly proud of the hunt in which she killed the black giraffe: “I am proud to hunt, and I am proud of that giraffe.”

Talley focused on the conservation hunting produces, as certain animals of a given species are culled to keep the population at the proper size for its habitat. CBS News asked Talley if she ever considered giving money to a wildlife conservation group, instead of actually hunting and shooting animals.

Talley responded by saying, “[I] would rather do what I love to do, rather than just give a lump sum of cash somewhere and not know particularly where that is going.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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