Texas Teen Hunts in Africa, Posts Pictures to Facebook
A 19-year-old Texas Tech student from Cleburne, Texas is under fire with many wildlife conservationists after posting pictures with animals she has shot and killed in Africa on Facebook.
Kendall Jones says she caught the hunting bug at 9-years-old when she watched her dad hunt and bring home animals from Africa.
“As badly as I wanted to shoot something, I was just too small to hold the guns my dad had brought,” said Jones on her Facebook page.
Her wish came true and at 13-years-old Jones shot her first animal: A white rhino.
Jones has more than 11,000 “likes” on her Facebook page, but not everyone on her page agrees with what Jones calls “adventures in hunting.”
After Jones posted a picture of her smiling beside a leopard she shot and killed, one user wrote, “No matter how you look at it, seeing people smiling over the dead body of such a majestic animal is just sad.”
Jones posted another picture smiling over the body of a lion she shot dead; a user wrote, “I honestly wish people like you wouldn’t come into my beautiful country and shoot our animals.”