The “Kill Kendall Jones” Facebook page was removed by the company after her father raised serious concerns over the page but another has already cropped up and the Texas teenager is still receiving threats.
Jones has been targeted for her Facebook photos that show her smiling next to animals in Africa which she killed while hunting.
The 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader had her photos removed because Facebook said that it violated company standards.
Then the “Kill Kendall Jones” page popped up, featuring threats to the teen as well as a photo that showed a lion posing after having “killed” Jones.
Cody Jones, Kendall’s father, told TMZ that he had demanded that the page be taken down, but that Facebook told him the “Kill” page didn’t violate company standards.
The company appears to have reversed its position but already another page has popped up.
“We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety,” Facebook said.
The photos that Jones initially posted that were later removed included the teen with a range of living and dead animals, including a small deer, a cheetah, and a lion. She is smiling broadly in all of her photos.
More than 250,000 people signed a petition urging Facebook to take down the photo.
“For the sake of all animals,’ the petition against Jones reads as it implores animal lovers to sign, ‘especially the animals in the African region… where hunters are going for fun just to kill an animal,” it read in part.
However, Jones told detractors that she was actually protecting wildlife, saying that killing rare rhinos and other creatures helps to save them.
“This is a conservation effort to assure [sic] that they never do become extinct,” she said.
“Roosevelt] was a hunter too, right? He killed the same species that hunters now chase today under a mound of anti-hunting pressure. Yet, how can it be possible that someone can love the earth, and take from the Earth in the name of conservation? For some folks, they’ll never understand. For the rest of us…we were born that way. God Bless Teddy.”