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Kendall Jones is a 19-year-old Texas Tech student who enjoys cheerleading, candlelit dinners, manis/pedis, walks on the beach, and slaying enormous African game with her bare hands. Just playing, she legally hunts them with bows and rifles. She’s also cute as a button, making the juxtaposition of her posing next to these dead behemoths all the more interesting.
Photos she has posted to her Facebook account have brought out the internet pitchforks. In the photos, Jones is posing with African game she has killed–elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, hippos, and more. She’s got quite the collection. Naturally, people are pissed.
An online petition was created for the attention of The Zuck to have the photos removed. From the petition:
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.
On her Facebook account, Kendall talks about her reasoning for hunting lions.
From Daily Mail:
‘Controlling the male lion population is important within large fenced areas like these,’ Jones writes. ‘Funds from a hunt like this goes partially to the government for permits but also to the farm owner as an incentive to keep and raise lions on their property.’
However, she doesn’t explain why she kills all the animals seen in her photos.
‘The first animal I ever shot was a White Rhino with a .416 Remington!!’ the teen writes on her Facebook page.
It should be noted that white rhinos are the only rhino species that are not endangered, totaling about 20,000.
I have always been a proponent of “you kill it, you grill it” hunting. Hunting purely for sport just seems kind of fucked up to me. Yes, extenuating circumstances can exist–population control, for example. When Simba taught us about the circle of life, he didn’t say shit about picking up Facebook likes or decorating your home with animal carcasses. I just don’t know, man. I dove hunt, but I eat those little bastards.
Look at these big, beautiful beasts and tell me their deaths while immersed in their natural habitats is no biggie. You can’t. These are some awesome, awesome animals.
Having said all that, if I ever had the opportunity to pose atop the king of the fucking jungle, you bet your ass I’m all over it. It would become my profile picture for every account I owned from then to eternity.
[via Daily Mail]
Images via Kendall Jones/ Facebook