Idaho-native Sabrina Corgatelli continues to hunt big game in South Africa, despite the controversy surrounding the recent killing of Cecil the Lion.
Corgatelli, who has been traveling around South Africa with her team, has updated her Facebook page with photos showcasing the variety of large animals that she has conquered thus far on her trip, including an impala, kudu, blue wildebeest, crocodile, warthog, and giraffe.
Corgatelli has been posting the photos despite an overwhelming amount of protests and brutal comments on her Facebook page and many of her photos condemning her and her hobby.
According to the Daily Mail, the huntress posted a message Friday morning that read, “All you haters, This is for you!! Have a great day, cuz I know I will!” The message was accompanied by a meme of Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in the 2013 film, extending his champagne glass, with the caption “To all the haters — stay tuned, you’re going to have so much more to be pissed about.”
The post appears to have already been deleted from her Facebook page.
She also posted on that same day a photo of her with an impala that she killed, as well as boasted about a 13-foot crocodile a member of her team killed.
Later at night she posted a status with two Bible verses on her wall.
“To me it’s not just killing an animal, it’s the hunt,” Corgatelli told the Today Show Monday morning.
“Everybody just thinks we’re cold-hearted killers, and it’s not that,” she added. “There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn’t mean we don’t have a respect for them. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly.”
On her Facebook page, many people have bashed her hobby. “Trophy hunting is nothing to be proud of,” one person commented in response to her picture with a crocodile she killed and called a “great trophy”.
Others have taken personal hits at her. “Shame you had to kill something much more beautiful than yourself,” one person wrote. “Surprised she not been hunted ! (sic) Got a face and a nose like a warthog!” another posted.
Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist came under fire last week after he hunted and killed Cecil, a protected lion in Zimbabwe. Officials in the African country have discussed having the American extradited to face charges, though Palmer denies knowing the lion was protected.