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Smart people are rolling their eyes a million times at this type of justification, as killing animals can absolutely in no way help keep them alive. Ricky Gervais, always an outspoken advocate for animals, noted in a tweet from mid-June that giraffes were “now on the ‘red list’ of endangerment due to a 40 percent decline over the last 25 years”.
He went on with a few choice words in reaction to this latest flagrant display of trophy hunting ignorance, which can be read here, and tweeted, “I’m sick of Trophy Hunters trying to excuse their grim sport by saying they provide a service. They exploit the needs of the poor … It’s not a good deed.” You can read the full text below – we’ll warn you, it’s Ricky Gervais, so of course there’s some colorful (albeit, well-deserved) profanity sprinkled in.