SOUTH AFRICA — Only days after a Minnesota dentist went into hiding because he was facing extradition to Zimbabwe after killing a treasured lion, an American huntress is speaking out against the “haters.”
Sabrina Corgatelli, of McCammon, Idaho, has been posting pictures of her triumphantly standing over her kills on Facebook. Her “trophies” include everything from an impala, a crocodile, a wildebeest, to a wart hog and a giraffe in South Africa’s Kruger National Park in an expedition that started July 24.
Her posts have garnered vitriol from people all over the world.
“Honestly you are pathetic,” one user wrote. “You are a murderer and therefore you deserve the same punishment.”
When she posed with a huge giraffe at her feet, another user wrote:
“You killed a harmless slow animal. You must feel very big and clever … Sociopath.”
Corgatelli decided to add fuel to the flames by quoting the Bible to justify her actions:
One user pointed out: “this passage is about a feeble selfish man, Isaac ordering people around in order to curry favor.” Another wrote, “So did the giraffe taste good…there is nothing about you or your life represents anything godly…you are soulless.”
Despite this, Corgatelli posted a photo saying “To all the haters: stay tuned, you’re gonna have so much more to be p—-d about.”
In an interview with TODAY, Corgatelli insists her hunts were completely legal, and should be thought of as more than “just killing the animal.” When asked whether her hunting habits will affect her job as an accountant, “Everything I’ve done here is legal, so how can you fault somebody because of their hobbies?”
She maintained, “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.”