Kendall Jones Kills Animals in Africa, Draws Ire of Facebook Users

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Kendall Jones is a 19-year old cheerleader at Texas Tech.

But instead of posting photos to Facebook of her and her friends drinking or practicing, the big game hunter constantly updates her profiles with shots of her prey.

Jones has taken down such African animals as  lions, tigers, buffalos, leopards and rhinos... including a threatened white rhino, of which there are only 20,000 remaining.

You can toggle through some of her more recent images here:

Kendall Jones with Dead Leopard
Kendall Jones poses here with a dead leopard. She killed it herself and posted the shot on Facebook, much to the ire of other users.

Jones wants to host a hunting show in the near future, but her prolific posting (and killing) has drawn the ire of many Facebook users.

There’s a petition going around that asks Mark Zuckerberg to take down Kendall’s photos, along with several thousand angry comments on her Facebook page.

But Jones stands by her actions, telling The New York Post:

"I’m a hunter and proud of that," she says, adding that all her hunting is legal. "That being said, I eat what I shoot and only hunt overpopulated animals that other wise would starve or get diseased."

She continues:

"People try to say that lions will not attack a hippo, rhino or elephant, quite the contrary. Lions attack and kill the young of these species. Controlling the male lion population is important within large fenced areas like these.

"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."

What do you think, THGers? Is Jones doing the world a service? Looking to promote her own interests?

Click around the photo gallery above and sound off now!

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What if animals dealt with us killing them like deal with them killing us?

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Thank you to all who signed my Avaaz petition. I submitted a new one for UNEP newly elected president to stop and address this issue about trophy hunting in the Africa.

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She is not killing them... They are tranqulized... And honestly as a female it's im impressed... She could be out like every other tenage girl drinking or making a bad name... But she is doing something out of the normal and everyone freaks out... It's life people... It's a never ending circle... Can u say u took down a lion or cheetah when u were 16 or 17? I can't!

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What I find disgusting is the fact that people being So sensitive to things like this. It's a natural circle of life. Things like this happen everyday. Third are hunters that are way worse than her but since she's proud of it, and posting pictures all the sudden she's disgusting, and should be shot at in return. Ridiculous.

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I love how they took her quote out of context to make her look so bad #facts

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This is disgusting. She says shes hunting overpopulated animals but she's not. Lions are a dieing species, along with the leopard she's posed with for the first picture.

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This is disgusting! Someone needs to hunt her down-she says she eats what she kills-that's A LOT of meat! A zebra really?! What next a stray dog? Hope a tribe of natives spear you and cook you up! Did you torture animals when you were a kid? Sick Sick Sick

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disgusting, just disgusting, I wouldn't be showing off pics of that nor would I be proud that I killed such a beautiful animal

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That's not a tiger. -_-

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A tiger!?! That's a leopard you moron!!