Hunter defends slaughtering animals with Bible quotes

A female hunter has defended her actions after photos of her posing happily with the game she slaughtered caused mass outrage on social media.

US student Sabrina Corgatelli began posting pictures of her big game trip to South Africa to her public Facebook profile back in July.

The huntress said she 'loved' her trip on social media. Photo: Facebook
The huntress said she 'loved' her trip on social media. Photo: Facebook

In one of her most recent photos Ms Corgatelli stands proudly next to the dead body of a giraffe.

The post has prompted fellow Facebook users to vent their outage at Ms Cortagelli.

"You are the definition of disgusting. So heartless it infuriates me", user Emily Kapp wrote.

While another user, Dianne Pearson Bentley, wrote: "You are a deranged young woman. Is this the legacy you'll leave? Shame on your cold, cruel heart."

Sabrina Corgatelli has a public Facebook and gleefully poses with an array of dead animals. Photo: Facebook
Sabrina Corgatelli has a public Facebook and gleefully poses with an array of dead animals. Photo: Facebook

But Ms Corgatelli told Yahoo7 she isn't bothered by the vitriol.

"I have done EVERYTHING legally so why should (sic) I not post??," Ms Corgatelli said.

"If people don't want to see don't look. They are coming to my page, I'm not posting it on theirs."

Ms Corgatelli also defends her actions by posting verses from the Bible.

Her latest post reads: "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."

Sabrina Corgatelli posing with an impala on her 'personal website'. Photo: Facebook
Sabrina Corgatelli posing with an impala on her 'personal website'. Photo: Facebook

"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."

Ms Corgatelli said on social media that she is on hunting trip in South Africa and she even thanks the company where she did the safari.


The controversy comes just days after the death of Cecil the lion, a favourite with international visitors to Hwange, who was renowned for his distinctive black mane, caused an international furore.

Walter Palmer, a wealthy dentist from Minnesota, who was accompanied by local guide Theo Bronkhorst, shot the lion with a bow and arrow outside Hwange park in early July after paying around $50,000 for the hunt.

They tracked the wounded beast before finishing him off with another shot.



Mr Bronkhorst, has denied allegations that they used bait to lure the big cat out of the park and that it took them 40 hours to find Cecil after the first shot, insisting they found the lion early the next morning.

Mr Palmer, who is being investigated by the US government over Cecil's death, has apologised and said he was misled by Mr Bronkhorst.

The guide is due to appear in court on August 5 on a charge of "failing to prevent an illegal hunt".

The United States has yet to respond to Zimbabwe's request for Mr Palmer to be extradited to face charges over the financing of the hunt.


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