TESS Thompson Talley has been bonmbarded with abuse on social media for slaughtering a giraffe during a South African hunting jolly. But who is she, and where did she post photos of the kill? Here's our lowdown... When did Tess Thompson Talley kill a giraffe? Tess Thompson Talley posted photos of herself posing with the slain creature online about a year ago. But last month they were picked up by African news outlet Africa Digest, sparking a firestorm on social media. The photos show Talley, from Kentucky, standing proudly next to a dead giraffe bull. Her caption read: "Prayers for my once in a lifetime dream hunt came true today! Spotted this rare black giraffe bull and stalked him for quite a while. I knew it was the one. "He was over 18 years old, 4000lbs and was blessed to be able to get 2000lbs of meat from him.” Did she post the pictures on Instagram? She posted the pictures of the giraffe on instagram, where her username is @realcamogirl. Hundreds of people have now … [Read more...] about Who is Tess Thompson Talley, when did she kill a giraffe and did the game hunter post photos to Twitter and Instagram?
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Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins has re-ignited the debate over the bar incident involving him and brother Joel which brought shame on their club, by going public on the affair. The former England international was fined £5,000 by Warriors on Sunday, while Joel was given a four-match ban and a £10,000 fine after a video emerged on social media of the pair’s involvement in a drunken episode in a Wigan bar in which bar staff were verbally abused.Joel sent a public apology to the Lancashire Post’s sister newspaper the Wigan Observer, saying he was so drunk he did not remember the incident the following day and revealed the presence of another video.Sam, who clearly played a minor role in the incident, on Tuesday took the unusual step of posting the second video on his Twitter account along with the full apology from his brother.“This evening I have been sent the second video which Joel referenced in his statement this afternoon,” Sam tweeted, clearly hoping to … [Read more...] about Sam posts video to draw line under brother Joel Tomkins’ shame
Mark Meechan arrives at Paisley Sherriff Court with girlfriend Suzanne Kelly A man who was convicted of a hate crime after he filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes and put the footage on YouTube has been given a £800 fine. Mark Meechan was sentenced after a landmark ruling found him guilty of posting a video which was 'grossly offensive'. The 30-year-old taught his girlfriend's pug to react to the words 'gas the Jews' and filmed it for his YouTube channel last year. The pug, named Buddha, was also seen raising a paw to fascist chant 'Sieg Heil' during the footage called 'M8 Yur Dug's a Nazi'. The stunt provoked outrage after being posted on YouTube where it has more than three million views. Meechan has been given six months to pay the fine. He was sentenced by Sheriff Derek O'Carroll at Airdrie Sheriff Court today. Meechan, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, denied any wrongdoing insisting he had made the video to annoy his girlfriend Suzanne Kelly, 29. RELATED ARTICLES … [Read more...] about Man who posted video of dog giving Nazi salutes on YouTube fined £800
A man has been fined £800 after he posted footage on YouTube of a pet dog giving Nazi salutes. Mark Meechan, 30, filmed his girlfriend's pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as "gas the Jews" and "Sieg Heil" by raising its paw.He was arrested after police were alerted to the clip, which has been viewed more than three million times.Following a trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court in Lanarkshire in March, he was found guilty of posting material that was "grossly offensive, anti-Semitic and racist". He had pleaded not guilty.Meechan, who regularly posts videos on YouTube under the name Count Dankula, was convicted of committing a crime under the Communications Act which was aggravated by religious prejudice.Meechan - described by his defence agent Ross Brown as a "tolerant and liberal" man - said he had posted the footage as a joke to annoy his partner, and claimed the case raised issues of freedom of speech.The "entire point of the joke" was the "juxtaposition of having an … [Read more...] about YouTube user fined for posting video of pet dog giving Nazi salutes
The sheriff who convicted a Coatbridge man who filmed his girlfriend's pet dog giving a Nazi salute and posted it online has been subjected to a sickening death threat. Sheriff Derek O'Carroll, who regularly presides over cases at Airdrie Sheriff Court, is said to be "shocked and alarmed" by the chilling warning. He convicted Mark Meechan, 30, of a hate crime for recording pug Buddha responding to statements such as "gas the Jews" and "Sieg Heil" by raising its paw during the footage called "M8 Yur Dug's a Nazi". The troubling clip - uploaded in April 2016 - received millions of views and following complaints about the content, police were called in and Meechan was arrested. Meechan denied any wrong doing during his trial at Airdrie Sheriff Court by claiming he made the video to annoy his girlfriend, Suzanne Kelly, 29. But Sheriff O'Carroll found him guilty of a charge under the Communications Act that he posted a video on social media and YouTube which was grossly offensive because it … [Read more...] about Death threat for sheriff who convicted man for posting video of Nazi salute dog