Kendall Jones, a 19 year old girl from Celburne, Texas has become a fairly well-known figure on Facebook, thanks to her controversial page.
Jones has been practicing hunting since she was 13 years old. When she is not practicing the role of a hunter she is busy practicing the role of a cheerleader for Texas Tech University.
Every photo on her page show the dead bodies of recently killed or hunted animals. She is seen posing over the dead bodies of those animals.
She has gained over 12,000 Facebook followers on her page, Kendall Takes Wild. Most of the followers and commentors are a mix of hunting fans and animal right activists. Her page has now aroused as a huge debate. As her followers of her page are increasing the controversy regarding the page is also reaching a huge height.
Her status stated, “The vet drew blood, took DNA samples, and took body and head measurements… I felt very lucky to be part of such a great program and procedure that helps the White Rhino population through conservation.”
However Jones’ tiny comments about conservation have proved to be useless compared to the photos showing those endangered animals she has hunted. She has been receiving an excessive amount of online backlash as an answer to her cruel pictures.
An online petition has been started as a response to her page, demanding Facebook to remove her page. The petition has already been signed by more than 40,000 people.
Similarly, another petition initiated by a South African citizen too has already been signed by more than 1,ooo people. The petition has asked the South African Government to ban Jones from the nation.
Jones however, has not only negative feedbacks on her side. Jace Bauserman with Granviewoutdoors.com has come up as one of her supporters. He came in Jones’ defense by stating this:
Currently, Jones, 19, is being targeted by the anti-hunting crowd as being a ruthless killer and harming the ecosystem. The controversy started during the first week of June, when Jones started posting mobile uploads of her hunting adventures to Twitter and Facebook…
Aside from support from countless hunters, the Sportsman Channel will be airing a show in 2015 featuring Jones and her amazing hunting adventures.
And Jones on her part wrote this on her Facebook page, “All the anti-hunters posting negative comments and sharing my photos on their page has helped me get over 600 likes in the past 48 hours.”
It’s too insensitive of someone to act this way. Killing endangered animals this way is no way of conserving wildlife. This has to stop immediately. What do you think? Let us know about your opinion through your comments and yes, don’t forget to share this story with your friends and family.
Even you can help from your side to stop this insensitive act to go on. Share this story as much as possible and please sign and share this petition to stop this cruelty from continuing.