US Huntress Poses With Her Kills

Sabrina Corgatelli defends the hunting of animals in Africa
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2015 3:30 PM CDT

A huntress from Idaho has added her two cents to recent stories about Americans accused of hunting illegally in Africa—and attracted her share of outrage in return, the Telegraph reports. On July 25, Sabrina Corgatelli responded to the story of Cecil the lion's death by posting photos on Facebook with her kills and glowing, exclamation-point-filled messages about the thrill of the hunt. Among her posts:

  • With a large kudu, a sort of antelope: "Got my beautiful beautiful Kudu!! It was my #1 want on my list and I got him on the first day!!! Loving it there!!"
  • With the corpse of what she calls "an amazing old giraffe": "Such an amazing animal!! I couldn't be any happier!! My emotion after getting him was a feeling I will never forget!!!"
  • "To all the haters, stay tuned, you're gonna have so much more to be p***ed about."

On Today, Corgatelli rejects the notion that hunters are "cold-hearted killers," but says charges against Cecil-killer Walter Palmer are "something to consider." Yet she maintains that hunters are "at the discretion of the guide" while hunting abroad: "So to start charging foreign people under crimes like this ... I think would be a very slippery slope," she says. Her profile has attracted thousands of likes, and of course thousands of angry comments—like, "That is SICK. I really hope that in this case, karma is real and it'll come your way you imbecile c**t." Some are revealing where she works (she's a university accountant who runs the Racks and Ridges clothing company), possibly in an attempt to influence her employer. (Read about another American accused of hunting illegally in Africa.)

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