The American, who has received death threats after killing a giraffe in South Africa, says she hasn't looked back for almost a year after photos of her proudly posing with the dead animal have gone viral.
Tess Thompson Talley, 38, defended her love of hunting in one CBS The interview was broadcast on Friday and said: "They (animals) will be brought there for us, we will harvest them, we will eat them!"
In a prepackaged segment, Talley was seen at her home in Odessa, Texas, where she was dressed in camouflage clothing and was filmed shooting a wildebeest on a wildlife farm.
When asked about the black giraffe that killed her on her trip to South Africa, she laughed: "It was delicious!"
Tess Thompson Talley appeared on CBS on Friday morning, where she defended her love of hunting, almost a year after pictures of her pose with a black giraffe that killed her went viral
Talley was branded "white wild" after photos of her proudly posing with a dead giraffe went viral in July 2018
Talley, who works in a ball bearing factory, then showed the gun case that she had made from the dead animal's skin.
"This is part of the black giraffe I shot, something I could take with me and have on my hunts!" she explained as she hurled the case around.
"I also made decorative pillows out of it, and everyone loves them," she said excitedly.
After the segment aired, Talley came to CBS This Morning live in the studio, where she was grilled by a group of panelists, including Gayle King.
During the chat, Talley insisted that her hunting trips were helpful rather than harmful to the animal kingdom.
"We keep … we manage herds, we manage a number of wildlife," she said.
Talley later said, "I am proud to be a hunter and I am proud to hunt and I am proud to kill this giraffe."
In a prepackaged segment, Talley showed the gun case that she had made out of the giraffe's skin
The defiant hunter was also filmed hunting a wildebeest on a game farm in her home state of Texas
Talley responded to the backlash during her live appearance on CBS This Morning
Her appearance at CBS comes almost a year after the pictures in which she poses with the giraffe caused online outrage.
The shocking images were originally taken in 2017, but didn't explode on the Internet until last July.
After the pictures went viral, Talley received a barrage of death threats on social media.
"Tess Thompson Talley: We hope you die a terrible bloody death," wrote one.
"I hope Tess Thompson Talley will suffer the worst death," wrote another.
Talley spoke on CBS about the backlash on Friday: "It got really bad, (people) distributed addresses, showed my work, and called the employer who was trying to fire me."
Talley lives in Odessa, Texas and has been a proud hunter for many years. Her play trips took her around the world
ANIMALS TESS THOMPSON TALLEY KILLED AND POSED WITH
However, she claimed that she had an "amazing boss" to support her throughout the ordeal and that she would do anything again.
In addition to death threats from Twitter users, Talley also became a target for media and celebrities when the pictures went viral last July.
The Africa Digest news agency called Talley a "savage" in the tweet.
"White American savage, some of whom are Neanderthals, come to Africa and, thanks to South Africa's stupidity, shoot down a very rare black giraffe," she says in her tweet.
Several celebrities also met in Talley, including actress Debra Messing of Will and Grace, who described the hunter as "disgusting, hideous, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer".
& # 39; With joy in her black heart and a beaming smile, she lies next to the dead carcass of a * rare * black giraffe in South Africa. Giraffes are the epitome of gentle giants. They glide across the plains like liquid; Awesome creatures that spend their days eating leaves and taking care of their young. How dare she? "Brass wrote in a long article.
In the meantime, comedian Ricky Gervais also skewered Talley and said, "What's sixteen feet tall and has a C *** on the neck?"
The avid hunter has posed for a variety of other exotic animals that killed her, as well as pictures, including one that shows her with a dead zebra
Talley is pictured with a kangaroo that she killed during a game tour. She posted several pictures of herself with dead animals on her Facebook page
Gervais also attacked Talley's argument, comparing death to a pet's euthanasia. "Imagine a veterinarian who pays you to put your dog down and then take a selfie next to the body," he tweeted.
“I'm fed up with trophy hunters trying to excuse their grim sport by saying they are doing a service. They take advantage of the needs of the poor, ”he added.
Last year, Talley shrugged and said exclusively to DailyMail.com: "They use it for their fame. I don't think they have a point."
Talley spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com last year, where she wiped criticism from celebrities and claimed they were just trying to attack her for fame
In the meantime, the enthusiastic hunter has posed for pictures in addition to a large number of other exotic animals that killed her.
In pictures shared on Facebook, she smiles next to a dead zebra and a dead kangaroo.
During her CBS appearance, Gayle King said Talley's interest in hunting "seemed to go beyond a sport" as she enjoyed making animal skins and putting pictures online.
Talley defended the snapshots and said, “The pictures are a tradition that hunters made long before social media. When social media came on the market, there was a problem when people started to react. & # 39;
"I posted this for myself, my friends and family, and for tons of like-minded people with whom I communicate on social media and with whom I am connected."
"I posted this for myself, my friends and family and tons of like-minded people": Talley defended the posing with pictures of animals she had shot and killed
Despite the death threats, Talley appeared confident and optimistic during her appearance on CBS This Morning and vowed to continue the hunt
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