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Idaho Woman Killed Giraffe, Other Animals on African Hunt

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By    |   Monday, 03 Aug 2015 01:46 PM

An Idaho woman who killed a giraffe and other exotic animals in South Africa is coming under fire following the outrage over the death of Cecil the Lion.

Sabrina Corgatelli has posted several pictures of her kills on Facebook, which includes one of her posing with a dead giraffe she just killed, which she describes as "a feeling I will never forget." The hunting expedition she's on in South Africa is entirely legal.


 

"To me it's not just killing an animal, it's the hunt,'' Corgatelli said in an interview on NBC on "Today" on Monday. "There's a lot of personal things in my life that have happened recently that have added to that. I won't get into that or disclose those feelings."

"Everybody just thinks we're cold-hearted killers, and it's not that. There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn't mean we don't have a respect for them," she explained.

"Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly," the Idaho woman added.

In addition to the giraffe, Corgatelli also killed a wildebeest, a warthog, a kudu, and impala, all of which she posted pictures of on her Facebook page as well.

In the comments section on her Facebook page, several people have criticized her hunts.

"Wow, you killed a giraffe, an animal that would wouldn't hurt a fly. No words for how disgusting you are," one commenter wrote about her killing the giraffe.

She told NBC that she had just learned about the uproar over the killing of Cecil the Lion by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer the day after she killed the giraffe, but she said that she didn't know enough about it in order to make a judgment call on whether he should be extradited to Zimbabwe, since it was an illegal hunt.

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Corgatelli's hunting companion, Aaron Neilson, told NBC that "if the man is in fact charged with the crime, I think it's something to consider."

However, Neilson added that "I also believe that when a foreign hunter travels to a foreign country, he is at the discretion of the guide and outfitter that he puts his trust in. So to start charging foreign people under crimes like this in a place where he likely was completely unaware of most of the circumstances, I think would be a very slippery slope."

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