Hunting Nut Kills Giraffe And Poses For A Selfie, Then Karma Comes For Her (IMAGES)

A big game hunter from Utah decided to kill a giraffe, then pose for a selfie, smiling next to its corpse. The Karma came, and it bit hard.

Comedian Ricky Gervais was so appalled by the image of Rebecca Francis grinning next to the freshly-killed giraffe that he tweeted it to his 7.52 million twitter followers, and almost broke the internet.

Gervais shared the image with the question:

“What must’ve happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?”

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The image went viral, with over 23,000 retweets so far and counting. Almost all of them sharing their contempt for the practice.

According to Francis, she was putting the animal out of its misery. She claimed on HuntingLife.com’s Facebook page that the killing (which took place five years ago) was an act of “euthanasia,” because the animal was near death.

“I chose to honor his life by providing others with his uses and I do not regret it for one second,” she insisted. “Once he was down there were people waiting to take his meat.”

The grinning selfie would suggest otherwise. The pose is typical of the big game hunter poses that have become so infamous.

The mother of 8 also happens to have a website and Facebook page dedicated to posting photos of all the other exotic animals she has paid to kill.

“We hunt elk and deer every year without fail, even through pregnancy, and nursing babies. Our hunting trips are self-guided,” she writes on her website.

“I prefer bowhunting, and the animals I have taken with a bow include: a 10 1/2 ft. brown bear, black bear, shiras moose, alaskan moose, dall sheep, stone sheep, desert bighorn ram, rocky mountain bighorn ram, mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, mountain goat, antelope, arapawa ram, kudu, zebra, black wildebeest, giraffe, springbuck, blesbuck, lynx, badger, and squirrel. I have also taken many of the same species and more with a rifle.”

It is clear that Francis is deeply uncomfortable being in the cross-hairs herself. But luckily, the internet is coming after her with nothing less survivable than shame and ridicule. Unlike the giraffe, and other animals she slays routinely, who face the sharp end of her bow and arrow. The irony should not be lost on Francis. Hunting is only ever sport to the hunter, never the hunted.

 

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