Kendall Jones, a popular hunter from Texas, has drawn controversy for displaying her kills on social media. She’s shot an African white rhino, lions, and an elephant.
But recently, she’s drawn more controversy by encouraging parents to send photos of their children next to animals they’ve shot. They’re then posted on Jones’ Facebook page, which has a million followers.
According to Jones, 22, she started hunting at the age of 8.
“I started hunting when I was just 8 years old and have been in love ever since. At the age of 9, I accompanied my father on his Big 5 hunting trip to Africa in 2004,” she said, according to the Daily Mail in mid-December. “At the age of 14, I became the youngest person to harvest the Africa Big 5, taking a white rhino, lion, Cape buffalo, leopard, and African elephant.”
She’s said that over the years, she’s received a number of death threats for posting the pictures of the animals.
After encouraging children to send in the photos, Jones said she got nearly 2,000 submissions, reported The Metro.
Following the move, some criticized her.
“Teaching children to kill. And to be proud of taking the life of one of God’s creatures. She should be so proud of herself, proving that she can be everything a woman shouldn’t be a cold, crass killer,” wrote one person, according to Dearly.com. “Not impressed, she should be teaching these children to love and care for animals. What a sad way to raise your kids show respect and your kids will too and be better adults”
But in another photo, a person who says they’re a hunter wrote: “I really am sad for anyone that would have something negative to say about any young hunter that is hunting legally with their family. Take it somewhere else. Talk about me all you want but don’t bully my fans.”
(H/T – Dearly.com)