Kendall Jones is a 19-year-old cheerleader from Texas. She’s also a big game hunter. And now, after photos from her recent hunting trip to Zimbabwe went viral, she’s Facebook enemy number one.
Jones has been posting photos from her most recent hunting trip on her Facebook page. The photos show dead lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards. Jones claims that her hunts are part of the conservation effort but that hasn’t stopped people from starting a petition against her.
A petition was started on June 22 with the hopes of removing Jones and her photos from Facebook.
The petition, which has already gained 50,000 signatures, reads:” For the sake of all animals, especially the animals in the African region… where hunters are going for fun just to kill an animal! Some people have been reporting the pages lately but it seems Facebook is not concerned about what Kendall Jones is promoting in her page.
But Jones is used to angry internet comments. She’s been on Facebook for a long time now and this isn’t the first time that people have been riled up about her photos.
Jones writes that she may be a hunter but that she also works with vets in the area to stop poaching.
Jones writes: “While all of the ANTI Hunters were hiding behind a computer writing repulsive comments and issuing death threats to me, well I was out doing a White Rhino Green Hunt. I darted a white rhino and the Vet drew blood samples, DNA profile, cleaned out and medicated a leg wound and gave several shots of antibiotics. The Rhino woke up great and will now be a part of a DNA databank fighting against anti-poaching. Again doing my part in conservation to make a difference.”
Thousands of people may disagree with Jones but don’t expect Facebook to take any action against her. In fact, the controversy is only going to make Kendall more popular. She’s even landed a television show on the Sportsman Channel that will air in 2015.