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A teenage hunter from Cleburne, Texas has sparked outrage on Facebook after posting several photos of herself posing with animals she has hunted and killed in Africa.

Over 44,000 people have signed a petition asking Facebook to remove the Kendall Takes Wild Facebook page. The page includes photos of Jones posing with dead or tranquilized African animals (scroll down to view additional photos).

The petition 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.”

The animals include a rhinoceros, lion, elephant, zebra, hippopotamus and several others.

Jones usually includes a short caption with each photo, like “Nothing like an African Sunset….and a little bow hunting!” and “Hunting in the Kalahari was such a great experience!”

Jones’ page has amassed over 16,000 likes. The comments on her posts include a mix between supporters and protesters.

Jones addressed the online criticism in a recent post, saying some animals were part of a “green hunt” and darted and immobilized in order to draw blood for testing and DNA profiling.

“The vet drew blood, took DNA samples, 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,” she wrote.

A second petition, started by a South African citizen, has been signed by more than 3,000 people asking the government to ban Jones from the country.

Jones has not hidden from the controversy.

“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.”

“People try to say that lions will not attack a hippo, rhino or elephant, quite the contrary. Lions attack and kill the young of these species,” Jones wrote in a post. “Lions that have come in and taken over a pride, not only kick the older lion out, but will also kill all of his cubs so that the lioness will come into heat again. Controlling the male lion population is important within large fenced areas like these… 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.”


  • Anita Hancock

    But it’s ok to shoot a deer, and have a picture of you holding up its dead head as a trophy. At least this group shoots tranquilizers and then sets them free . Want to try that “Deer Hunters?”

  • rexi

    Taking part in conservative hunts and green hunts is all well and good. However, posing on Facebook while straddling a lion and holding his limp, lifeless head up for the world to see is not. Have some respect for the dead.

  • Joanne

    Such vicious and vindictive comments against a kid, from so many ignorant, judgemental, hypocrites, most of whom are likely adults. This is a girl who is involved in a big way positive activities, she is an incredibly skilled athlete in a tough sport for good causes that help repopulate endangered species, and she’s paying a lot of her own money to help out in this way. It’s not illegal, indeed, her participation helps catch poachers, who ARE illegally killing animals for profit.

      • ME

        what about the FACT that Man, Homosapien IS a predator. Bella, I hope you are a vegan. But then again…if you are, eating plants required you to kill a plant that was growing and that required nutrients to grow. And if you are not a vegan, how do you think that meat ends up at the store and then on your plate? Where are your 10 commandment quotes in regards to all the Christians men women and children being beheaded and crucified all over the world in the name of religion? Fucking hypocrite!

    • Kurt

      Joanne, you are absolutely right. Nobody here who is expressing hate towards this girl has a clue what is going on. They sit on their couch and allow corrupt organizations like PETA brainwash them without ever taking the time to research the issue or heaven forbid, actually take place in the conservation efforts over seas. Hypocrites describes them perfectly.

      • chase

        Im an outdoorsman myself and PETA gets on my nerves as bad as anyones but also I have alot of experience in wildlife and fisheries conservation. I like to think that I know more on this than the average citizen and all though this hunt was done legally she paid large sums of money to do it legally. If anyone was to shoot at any of the animals she did, prison would be an easy sentence. It is unexcusable what this girl has went and done no matter how much money here daddy paid to get her there. And dont even get me started on the deer hunters, theyre the worst of them all. Anyone who has ever said they only hunt for the food aspect and shot anything but a young doe is lying through their teeth. If you hunt for food you wouldnt look twice at a buck, the meat is tougher and gamier. Hunting is nothing more than a sport today and to shoot for sport is not right.

    • Kris

      This girl is pathetic and so are you for even thinking that this is ok. People like yourself and this horrible girl are reasons why there is so much animal cruelty in this world.

    • Betsey

      Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. – His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    • Betsey

      Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
 – James A. Froude

  • sinner 3

    All real hunters will feel only envy to see her photos and read her comments ! To be able to hunt Africa at a young age only leaves the question of what will be next for the young huntress ? The many nay sayers should be taken at the real worth of their uneducated babbling !!

  • Kris

    This murderer is pathetic and so are the people that support her. I wonder how she would feel is she was being hunted like these poor animals. She makes me sick and her gross horrific pictures should be banned.

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