Images an American trophy hunter posing a photo next to a black giraffe that she had shot and killed South Africa have caused outrage online. It has sparked a heated debate whether or not trophy hunting should be banned. Wikipedia says: "Trophy hunting is the hunting wild game human recreation. The trophy is the animal or part the animal kept, and usually displayed, to represent the success the hunt." A fee is usually paid to the government to help wildlife conservation. Critics this say countries earn far more from wildlife tourism than big game hunting. The giraffe's killing is being compared to Cecil the lion, the iconic big cat hunted and killed an American dentist in 2015.
The latest killing caused an account Twitter called Africa Digest to write: "White American savage, who is partly a Neanderthal, comes to Africa and shoot a very rare black giraffe, courtesy South African stupidity." The American hunter defended her actions. She told CBS News that the giraffe was an old male that was attacking and killing younger giraffes. She said: "This is called conservation game management. Now that the giraffe is gone, the younger bulls are able to breed." Paul Babaz, president the hunting group Safari Club International defended the woman. He said: "She was hunting South Africa and giraffes are legal to hunt South Africa."