Texas Cheerleader ‘Hunted’ on Social Media for Photos With Dead Animals
A Texas teen has caused outrage on social media by posting photos of animals she has hunted in Africa.
Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old cheerleader at Texas Tech University, has been posting photos of animals she has hunted. The teen is hoping to star in a reality show about her African adventures.
But animal lovers are outraged, with tens of thousands calling for Facebook to remove the photos.
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She has previously defended herself, saying her hunts involved a "fair chase" and said animal populations sometimes had to be controlled.
She wrote: "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.
"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."
She has also said some of the animals she poses with have been tranquilised, not shot.
Posing with a rhino, she said: "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."
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