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Texas Cheerleader Plasters Facebook With Shots Of “Her” Dead Animals

Texas Cheerleader Plasters Facebook With Shots Of “Her” Dead Animals

Kendall Jones is a 19-year-old Texas Tech college student and cheerleader who has provoked global fury after posting pictures of herself smiling next to animals she hunted, including a lion, rhinoceros, antelope, leopard, elephant, zebra and hippo.

Kendall Jones is following in a dubious tradition.

Remember Daniel Richards, the President of the California Fish and Game Commission, who was fired from his job in 2012 after posing proudly with the mountain lion he had just killed in Idaho?

Or TV presenter Melissa Bachman from Minnesota, who sparked controversy last year by posting a picture of herself next to a lion she’d just “stalked and killed” in South Africa?

Now there’s Kendall Jones, who claims she is “doing [her] part in conservation to make a difference,” and that all the photos of dead hippos, elephants, lions and other rare animals on Facebook are a testament to her hunting skills and dedication to game preservation.

Photo Credit: Kendall Jones

Really? Seems to me they are more like a testament to the fact that Jones is sick and depraved, first for killing the rare animals and second for wanting to boast about it online. The 19-year-old maintains she is doing what’s best for the preserves, where there isn’t always space for even threatened species like elephants or lions.

“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, it turns out that in her quest to bag the Big 5 African game animals (lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and white/black rhinoceros), Jones shot a white rhino, which number around 20,000.

This woman is dangerous: she should be banned from hunting in Africa completely.

But no, on the contrary: according to her Facebook page, Jones is looking to host a television show in January 2015.

Here’s what the Texas teen writes:

I returned to Africa the next summer in 2009 (age 14) to finish my quest for The Big 5. This time I went on a 28 day safari and took an Elephant with a shot from a .416 Remington and finished it off with my dad’s .470 Nitro Express. Along with the elephant I also harvested a charging Cape buffalo and a huge maned lion. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to take a leopard on this trip, so I returned 2 weeks later for another 14 day safari. This time I got my leopard, and also took down a hippo to get 6 of the Dangerous 7 at the age of 14!

As if reading this bragging account of how Jones murdered beautiful animals was not enough, Jones’s photos show her posing with bagged zebras, hugging a dead leopard, and smiling beside elephants she’s killed.

Photo Credit: Kendall Jones

Take Action!

If you are as appalled and saddened by Kendall Jones’s bragging, smiling, photos as I am, please sign and share our petition, asking Facebook to remove these photos of dead animals, displayed as trophies to be proud of. Let’s fight to stop promoting these types of photos and to stop the “sport” of killing animals for fun.

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10:04AM PST on Jan 3, 2015

I'm just going to be mean for a minute..... She looks and seem like a completely self centered, egotistical, immature brat to me! How ignorant !? Ugh !! Another sickening story.....

10:08PM PST on Nov 10, 2014

Wow. Just wow.

2:28PM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

Does that spoiled blond brat really, really believe she's "protecting" endangered wildlife species by brutaly gunning them down?!? I mean--REALLY????

9:29AM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

I signed this petition. Sounds like a spoiled rich brat who is being guided in life by her parents. Now it sounds like she does not know better and could care less. People like her parents need to stop breeding.

The idea of hunting wild animals that are endangered and face possible extinction must stop. The countries that are making money off of these hunts need to stop and find another way to make money.

When all these creatures have been killed off, then these countries won't even have tourism to help.


6:34PM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

Leslea H. The moment you volunteer to lie down in the African bush next to starving hyenas to be ripped apart limb from limb is when I will forgive you for supporting the extermination of rare animals. After all that's the circle of life isn't it (for your type of cowards who use that as an excuse). Or I invite you to poach an elephant in South Africa. The game wardens would sooner mow you down for that along with the ugly cheerleader than look at you and I would be right beside them encouraging that protection. They consider as they should the elephant's life FAR more valuable than a Texas criminal drooling gun toting psychopath. And Texans who jump up and down shrieking like grotesque monkeys with all their assault weapons are useless to society, to the earth and to themselves. They are the ultimate cowards.

6:16PM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

psychopaths look normal on the surface. That is why they are so hard to detect (except when you examine the utter devastation and chaos they deliberately cause all around them), they come from all levels of society. Kendall Jones is a psychopath. She is a murderer.

12:37AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

Thank you!

7:33PM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

Her parents must be proud. Oh wait, they probably live in Texas too, where this is tolerated and encouraged behavior.

3:34PM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

While it is technically 'legal' to trophy hunt in some countries and while it is true that some of these countries that do allow it are impoverished, the idea of hunting wild animals that are endangered and face possible extinction must stop. Once a species is gone, we can never bring them back.

There must be other ways of promoting tourism other than hunting exotic species that are endangered. It appears to be a form of 'legalized' poaching when animals are facing extinction. One also wonders just how much of trophy hunting involves canned hunting.

Trophy hunting is only done to bring home some sort of trophy to put on someone's wall or to used as some form of other adornment and this serves no useful purpose, even less so when the animal is on the endangered list. One would think that making this legal activity of trophy hunting totally illegal would be the way to go and redirect that sort of 'tourism' to another area.

I can't imagine why anyone would want to kill an endangered white rhino, they are very rare.

12:24PM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Agreed, Kevin B. There is no point in trophy hunting, going after endangered wild animals who have enough trouble as it is when it comes to surviving in the wild. If it isn't trophy hunters, it is poachers.

Vasu M, not everything is about your favourite hobby horse, eating meat. Trophy hunters for the most part could care less about meat. They travel to the ends of the Earth in search of their elusive 'trophy.' What they want and are after is that 'trophy' on the wall, or as a rug or whatever. I imagine that most of them don't even touch the meat. Endangered animals are not trophies and don't need to be hunted.

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