Remember that US hunter, Melissa Bachman, who sparked outrage from South Africans after she posted pics on Facebook of herself smiling behind a dead male lion she killed in SA. Well the hatred directed towards her is gonna be nothing compared to 19 yr old Texas cheerleader who is posting pics on her Facebook page of animals she’s killed in SA…including leopard, lion and the other big five.
Meet Kendall Jones.
And of course the comments on her FB page are exactly as you’d expect, but Kendall is trying her utmost to justify her killing.
” People try to say that lions will not attack a hippo, rhino or elephant, quiet the contrary. Lions attack and kill the young of these species. The adults try to fight the lions off and are regularly successful, but do get injuries in the process. As for the lion that I shot with my bow, it was within a 45,000 acre fence with other lions and plains game. It’s in S Africa, so yes it was within a fence, but 45,000 acres is the equivalent to 70 square miles and considered fair chase. 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 in order to make sure the cubs have a high survival rate. 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. If there was no value, the farmers would kill all of the lions to have a higher survival and breeding rate in their plains game populations. Lions take a toll on plains game, thus farmers need money to purchase plains game and change out bloodlines within their lion prides to prevent interbreeding. Now to the leopard, this was a free ranging leopard in Zimbabwe on communal land. The money for the permit goes to the communal council and to their village people. Within this area of approximately 250,000 acres, 107 head of cattle was killed in a single year due to leopard kills. Leopard populations have to be controlled in certain areas. So yes, my efforts do go to conservation efforts and are all fair chase, not canned hunts. In fact these are very mentally and physically challenging hunts, on foot tracking and walking miles and miles a day”
Oh and did i mention that she is doing this to get a TV show. No spice. Her Facebook about section goes as follows.
“I am from the great state of Texas pursuing my adventures in hunting. I am looking to host a tv show in January 2015.”
Now go say hi to her on Facebook HERE and let her know how we South Africans feel about her hey.
Here’s some more pics of Kendall smiling just so you know what to expect.
Facebook has removed some of the pics from her page
“Facebook has removed some photographs of a Texas teenager posing with freshly killed animals she hunted during a recent safari in South Africa that had been criticized by users as inappropriate, the company said on Wednesday. Kendall Jones, 19, a cheerleader at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, set off a social media storm after she posted a series of photos of animals she killed, smiling in one picture as she hugs a lifeless leopard hanging limply from her arms.’ [Toronto Sun]