Should Facebook Ban Kendall Jones’ Controversial Hunting Photos?
19-year-old Kendall Jones looks like she couldn’t hurt a fly, but don’t be fooled, this girl is made of tough stuff and she’s not afraid to show it.
The Texan cheerleader has provoked outrage online after posting photos of her hunting ventures. But Jones isn’t your average duck hunter. She has posed next to a dead lion, rhinoceros, antelope, leopard, elephant, zebra and hippopotamus.
Animal rights activists are calling upon Facebook to ban her profile. One petition has already racked up 100,000 signatures.
Jones, however, claims that not all of the animals in her photos are dead. They are simply tranquilized so that authorities can administer antibiotics. She also argues that hunting is necessary for conservation and feeding local communities.
“I just want to THANK all of my supporters for their continued encouragement and backing! I will continue to hunt and spread the knowledge of hunting and wildlife conservation,” Jones recently wrote on her Facebook page.
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles