As bad as the number may seem, it is a slightly less bleak picture than previously suggested in 2016, with a total estimated population of fewer than 100,000 individuals.
Illegal hunting remains one of the biggest threats to giraffes; expansion of farmland and climate change also put them in great danger.
From a legal perspective, however, Talley’s killing of the giraffe did not break any law. She said the killing contributed to the conservation effort.
3. Animal Murder
A lot of people on social media think of the hunt and killing as “animal murder.” Talley responded by saying that animals have no right because they are not human, and therefore you cannot murder animals.
In another post, she attempted to convince people that the money she spent for trophy hunting in Africa would be used for local wildlife preservation efforts, so she was donating the money.
There was no clear explanation on how the funds would be used and how much.