May 1st 2017
This morning, it would appear that Twitter was all a buzz with "hate tweets" that originated from the below accounts...
Stick that thumb in your head! LOSER! pic.twitter.com/ObpGSw3arY
— KP (@KP24) May 1, 2017
Yay! I shot a stationary, 14 foot herbivore, with a high velocity rifle for fun! pic.twitter.com/vRm07Y3xhy
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) May 1, 2017
What happened next? As we've seen from similar tweets in the past, hate filled replies and threats quickly followed. Among the now nearly (combined from Facebook and Twitter) 12,000 shares and 100,000 reactions, were some actual questions from people who seemed to be honestly looking for answers on what happens during and after a giraffe hunt. Unfortunately, these two celebrity accounts could only offer and encourage insults, rather than providing their millions of followers and fans any sort of educational information or even to show what happens next.
For those curious minds... here is one-of-two easily found giraffe hunts. The first is shared directly from Hunting Africa's Big Game website, showing the entire skinning process and packing out the meat after their hunt. They even explain how the meat is cut and shared at camp, and sold to restaurants and local people.
The second, is the video clip from Rebecca Francis' giraffe hunt. She shares how they tracked this specific bull and the small arrow placement required to quickly, and most ethically, kill the giraffe. After the shot she tells how, "Every single piece of this giraffe will be donated and used. And one of the things they do with this beautiful tail, is they make jewelry, like bracelets with the hair." It is also said that the meat will delivered to the closest by village, as shown in the video.
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