Giraffe - WHO WOULD FUCKING KILL A GIRAFFE? There are many animals that one could ask this question about, but for me none seems more poignant. To be clear, this is not calling out traditional hunting in Africa where the entirety of the giraffe body was used for different purposes, from meat and medicine to flyswatters and shields. This is meant to condemn the practice of hunting them for "sport."
The giraffe poses no threat to anyone and is revered across the entire world for both cultural and scientific reasons. Even Salvador Dali considered the giraffe to be the symbol of masculinity. Now, both men and women go to Africa on sport hunting safaris and shoot these beautiful animals and pose with them for some insane moment of egotistical glory. It just shows the depths of how ugly humans can be.
I'd like to think that we will become a more compassionate species in our emerging future. In the meantime, who would fucking kill a giraffe?
Artist: Rob Whitehair
Digital mixed media: Pencil on Procreate, Photoshop, Acrylic