A family poses standing proudly next to a dead giraffe, killed by shots just for sport. Tourists like these are paying tens of thousands of pounds to legally hunt giraffes, the tallest animal on earth. Many of them bring the heads of the animals to their home as trophies of an “adventure” in Africa. Giraffes expert, Dr. Julian Fennessey said many of them are from Britain, but most are from North America, Germany, Russia and Scandinavia.
“Some hunters take pictures next to the dead giraffe,” says the doctor. However, others pay to get their heads as souvenirs, or the skin, reports The Sun.
Hunters pay up to $ 10,000 for the giraffe hunting expeditions, and they especially hunt the larger males. It is now thought that giraffes are extinct in Angola, Mali and Nigeria. However, in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe is still legal to hunt them. Joe Duckworth, from the League Against Cruel Sports, said: “It is extremely selfish to kill these animals.” So…should we believe in humanity?