Sabrina Corgatelli, the American hunter who has been showing off her kills on social media despite the outrage, remains defiant about her “hobby”.
Cortgatelli’s hunting trip to South Africa was legal, and she took to her Facebook and Instagram pages to post photos of her trophy kills which included a giraffe, an impala, a kudu, a wildebeest and a warthog.
With each post, she described the hunt in exultant terms: “13 inch wart hog!! What a fun hunt!!! Loving it here!! The guys at old days safari in South Africa have got me on another amazing animal,” she said after killing the warthog.
She quoted two Bible verses from the book of Genesis to defend her actions one day after posting the photo of the dead impala.
Genesis 9:3 says, “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.”
Genesis 27:3 says, “Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.”Loading...
Even though she claimed in an interview from South Africa for NBC’s “Today” show that she only heard about the anger which the killing of Cecil the lion by Walter Palmer caused, she continued to posts photos of her subsequent kills.
“When you hunt an animal, there is … 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 said.
Corgatelli said she is a little concerned about a possible backlash when she returns to the United States, after an angry commentator posted details of her workplace online.
“Everything I’ve done here is legally. So how can you fault somebody because of their hobbies? You’re always going to have employees that you don’t agree with what they do on their spare time. But how can an employer chastise you for something you do on your personal time that’s legally done?” she said.