And the attacks against hunters still continue in the spotlight of Hollywood. Please tell us Ricky, how many millions of dollars have you spent to preserve animal species? Or how many thousands of pounds of meat have you provided to the homeless?
Ricky Gervais is pulling no punches in his ongoing criticism of the sport of game hunting.
The comedian began an online debate last week when he posted an image of a grinning female hunter lying next to a dying giraffe.
Gervais asked: “What must’ve happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal and then lie next to it smiling?”
Professional game hunter Rebecca Francis hit back with a strongly worded response in which she accused Gervais of using his “power and influence” to target women in her industry and insisted she had killed the lonely “old bull giraffe” at the request of African villagers who used his meat for food.
The grandmother-of-nine, who boasts of killing bears, wildebeest, moose, zebra and lynx on her website, also claimed Gervais had sparked a raft of death and rape threats against herself and her family.
On Wednesday Gervais hit back with an unforgiving screed on Facebook in which he lambasted trophy hunters for “trying to excuse their grim sport by saying they provide a service.”
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