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A number of celebrities – including Ricky Gervais and Debra Messing – have blasted an American woman who shared images posing with the body of a giraffe she killed during a South African safari.

Tess Thompson Talley, 37, killed the black giraffe while on a hunting trip last summer and later shared photos of the dead animal online.

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“Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite awhile,” Talley wrote in a Facebook post which has since been deleted, according to USA Today.

The post also claimed the giraffe was more than 18-years-old, weighed 4,000 lbs and yielded 2,000 lbs of meat. According to National Geographic, on average, giraffes have a 25-year lifespan.

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Ricky Gervais, who is a well-known supporter of animal rights, slammed Talley on Twitter, writing, “What’s 16 feet tall and has a c*** on the back of its neck?”

“Will & Grace” star Debra Messing shared the photo on Instagram, describing Talley as a “disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer.”

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Tess Thompson Talley from Nippa, Kentucky is a disgusting, vile, amoral, heartless, selfish murderer. 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; awe inspiring creatures who spend their days eating leaves and caring for their young. How DARE she. A rare animal that will be extinct by the time her grandchildren can go and gutlessly sit in the brush with a scope and pull a trigger. It does not take skill to have a ranger track a giraffe for you, and with the aid of night vision glasses and a scope, pull a trigger like some Carnival game. If you need to eat a giraffe? Get a bow and arrow and make it at least a fair fight. I am disgusted by people like you Tess. You reek of privilege and ignorance. Shame on you. And your husband Andrew Claude. Unconscionable. Irreparable damage. Irreplaceable beauty. #tessthompsontalley #trophyhunting #trophyhunter (SWIPE)

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“Days of Our Lives” actress Chrishell Hartley said she hoped Talley would “get eaten by a pride of lions.”

Talley provided a statement to Fox News, defending her actions and claiming that big game hunting is part of a “conservation effort.”

“The numbers of this sub-species is actually increasing due, in part, to hunters and conservation efforts paid for in large part by big game hunting,” she said.

Talley referred to it as “conservation through game management,” and said that the giraffe was “beyond breeding age, yet had killed 3 younger bulls… Now that the giraffe is gone, the younger bulls are able to breed.”

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Big game hunting is legal in South Africa, and Paul Babaz, president of the hunting advocacy group Safari Club International, claimed that money from hunting helps support the local community.

Babaz also said that Talley shared most of the animal’s meat with 200 local villagers, including children at an orphanage, though no evidence of this was provided.

In light of Talley’s comments, Gervais retweeted an old Facebook post, slamming the “conservation through game management” defense.

“[Hunters] pay lots of money to go and shoot a magnificent animal because the authorities need the cash,” he wrote. “And then they claim they are doing a good deed. It’s not a good deed.”

“Those authorities would rather have the money AND the animal still alive but they can’t afford to. So they’re forced to take money from rich psychopaths who get their cheap f***ing thrills from shooting a giraffe or elephant in the head. If they were providing a service THEY would be the ones being paid.”

Talley is the latest American to face backlash for big game hunting. In 2015, a Minneapolis dentist caused outrage after killing Cecil, a famous Zimbabwean lion.