A woman and her husband have an inhumane way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Merelize van der Merwe, 32, posed with a picture of a heart from a giraffe she had recently killed. The hunt was a gift from her husband, Gerhardt Nell, the Toronto Sun reported.

The Daily Mail reported that van der Merwe has been hunting for many years and has always wanted to kill a larger, older giraffe. She shared the news of the trip on Facebook, “My wonderful husband knew this was my dream and fully supported me from a romantic 5 star weekend away to roughing it again in the heat and bush. I was literally like a little child for 2 weeks and counted down the days. Afterwards I was flooded with emotions as I’ve been waiting years to have this opportunity!!”

She also posted about the heart and plans to use the giraffe’s skin as a rug. “Ever wondered how big a giraffe’s heart is? I’m absolutely over the moon with my BIG valentine’s present,” Van Der Merwe wrote on Facebook.

Elisa Allen, of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, told the Mirror, “Someone who kills another sentient being, cuts out their heart, and boasts about it fits the definition of a sociopath. One day, trophy hunting will be listed as a sign of a psychiatric disorder, as it should be today. It is grandiosity, serial killing, and bloodlust paired with a burning desire to show off.”

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