Africa is a land where creatures of all sizes, shapes, diversities, and marvels roam freely.
Whether it’s to witness their beauty, fierceness, or magnitude, people come from far and wide just to admire this wildlife without impacting the animals in any way.
Some visitors, however, leave a much more malign effect while on safari in Africa.
People like Tess Thompson Talley, aka TTT, of Texas, are on safari to actually hunt and murder these animals.
Safari hunters use all sorts of labels and excuses – adventure, sport, thrill, or trophy.
But, the fact remains that they’re hunting down and killing rare, exotic, and even endangered animals because they find it fun and entertaining.
Safari trophy hunts aren’t anything new, but most trophy game hunters were once quite secretive about their actions.
Today’s trophy hunters are unabashedly posting videos and pictures of themselves in action.
Such as American trophy hunter TTT did when she was part of a safari group in South Africa that took down as many big game animals as they could manage to hunt down.
Sadly, this isn’t even a once in a lifetime ‘thing.’ TTT has killed many controversial and rare animals, and her social media pages are full of the photographic evidence.
While all the kills have earned TTT backlash from animal rights groups and advocates, a picture she posted to social media of herself and an endangered black giraffe she’d killed has people absolutely livid.
The picture of TTT and her black giraffe kill was captioned with “dream hunt” information about the age, size, sex, and meat yield.
She even admits the black giraffe she stalked and killed was “rare.” Those commenting were anything but impressed, however.
One person commented that karma should be swift and merciless.
African Digest shared the photo on their Twitter animal rights page with a caption calling TTT a “white American savage” and part “Neanderthal.”
They even wrote that her actions were enabled by “South African stupidity.”
Again, those commenting didn’t hold back their outrage as they wished torment, loneliness, guilt, and shame upon her for her inhumane acts.
Other media sources have since offered profiles of TTT and issued pleas for the South African government to stop people like her from butchering Africa’s wildlife in these trophy hunts.
One media outlet wrote a moving plea to the public, too, saying that if the wildlife couldn’t be cared for by the government, then the people should take the responsibility for the wildlife, resources, lands, and continent against pillage.
With the media and public backlash, TTT has since set her social media accounts to private.
Her photos can’t be seen and comments can’t be left. It seems karma has turned full circle to make the hunter now the hunted.
Trophy hunting has been banned in some African countries, but it remains more active than ever in many others.
With each day, these oblivious countries lose crucial components to their wildlife populations.
Other countries, such as France and Australia, have taken their own actions to curtail African trophy hunting by banning the importation of trophy game.