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:

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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