A female hunter from Idaho is the center of the internet’s collective hate for posting photos of her posing with animals she reportedly legally hunted in Africa.

Sabrina Corgatelli, posted photos on Facebook of her posing with a dead giraffe, impala, and wildebeest to Facebook all of which quickly garnered hateful comments.

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"To me it's not just killing an animal, it's the hunt,'' Corgatelli told the TODAY show. "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. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly."


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The news comes in the wake of controversy surrounding the death of Cecil the lion at the hands of an American dentist. Internet backlash eventually lead to the dentist closing his practice and essentially disappearing.

Corgatelli claims that her hunting was completely legal.

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