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Animal advocate Ricky Gervais is furious with animal hunters who murder innocent wildlife for fun.
It started a week ago when he tweeted a picture of a pretty brunette, proudly posing beside a dead and bloody giraffe with a rifle in her hand. He wrote, "Well done. You managed to shoot a stationery, 14 foot peaceful creature with a high velocity rifle. Very sporting."
(Photo Credit: Twitter)
He then took aim at another hunter, Rebecca Francis [pictured below], who won ‘Extreme Huntress’ in 2010 and considers the long list of animals she kills “trophies.”
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Adding fuel to the fire, Ricky shared this tweet on Saturday morning.
What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling? pic.twitter.com/DyYw1T5ck2— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 13, 2015
What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling? pic.twitter.com/DyYw1T5ck2
Rebecca did try to defend herself by saying the giraffe was not well and locals from the area needed food. The young woman even accused the comedian of being sexist — and claims she received death threats after being called out by the star.
"Ricky Gervais has used his power and influence to specifically target women in the hunting industry and has sparked thousands of people to call for my death, the death of my family and many other women who hunt," she wrote on 'HuntingLife.com.'
"I repeat I will never apologize for being a woman who hunts as I know that my passion for hunting and conservation is making a direct difference on the ground for wildlife."
After killing that giraffe out of the kindness of her heart and feeding the poor locals she had these for pudding. pic.twitter.com/P3nP4ACDKI— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 16, 2015
After killing that giraffe out of the kindness of her heart and feeding the poor locals she had these for pudding. pic.twitter.com/P3nP4ACDKI
Ricky also mocked claims his beliefs had anything to do with being sexist in another series of tweets.
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Both Ricky and Rebecca's reps have yet to comment.