A trophy hunter is facing an uphill struggle to play with the heart of a giraffe, who described the bloody limb as “perfect” Valentine’s Day.
Join 32-year-old Van der Merwe with Facebook users when she shared a gruesome image of her “amazing” husband coming true after spending over 2,000 in a South African game park Mirror told.
“Ever wondered how big a giraffe’s heart is? I am completely over the moon with my BIG Valentines present, ”Van der Merwe, who plans to use animal skin as a rug, wrote on Facebook.
Avid hunters, who sparked the wrath of animal rights activists, voiced their complaints that the killing of a 17-year-old bull actually helped save the threatened species, a claim claimed by conservationists.
He also stressed that such murderers contribute to tourism.
Van der Merwe – who has killed more than 500 animals, including lions, leopards and elephants – said he posted a picture of the disease to upset the animal rights lobby.
“I have no respect for them – I call them mafia,” she told the Mirror as she recounted the couple’s dream trip to a resort in Sun City.
A friend calls to alert him that his Dream Kill was spotted in a sports park.
“I waited years for my perfect bull – the darker the older the bull gets,” he told the outlet. “I love such an iconic animal for the skin and Africa.
“Our plan changed quickly. My wonderful husband Gerhardt knew this was my dream. I was like a child for two weeks, counting the days. Later I was filled with emotions, ”he said.
The woman, who runs a citrus farm in Limpopo province, claimed her murder, saying that “work was made for 11 people that day” and “lots of meat for the locals,” adding that the death of the old giraffe meant “May take a new bull” and provide new, robust genetics to the herd.
Van der Merwe claimed: “If hunting is banned, the animals will become useless and disappear. Hunting has helped bring back many species from the brink of extinction. Those who protect these animals The only people are trophy hunters. “
But Mark Jones of the Born Free Foundation told The Mirror that “trophy hunters’ claims that they are concerned about wildlife conservation are very misleading.”
“Trophy hunting is not a conservation tool, nor does it contribute significant money to local communities,” Jones said.
A member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stated: “Someone who kills another creature cuts off its heart, and claims that it fits the definition of a sociopath.
“One day, trophy hunting will be listed as a sign of a psychiatric disorder, as it should be today. It has been combined with a desire to show grandeur, serial murder, and bloodshed, ”Alyssa Allen told the outlet.