Is Kendall Jones the world’s most insensitive teenager? Perhaps the word “insensitive” is too mild for this woman. She likes to shoot large wild animals including iconic species and post photos of herself with her trophy on Facebook
Perhaps she’s just ignorant of the need for conservation of wildlife or perhaps she doesn’t care as she gets too much pleasure out of shooting beautiful animals such as the leopard, the wild cat species that you see her with in the photograph below….
The leopard is considered as “Near Threatened” by IUCN Red List. The lion is rated as “Vulnerable”.
There was a widespread protest against her showing off her kills on FB. We are told that Facebook removed photos of Kendall with her trophy kills but this one of deer on FB today:
There is a petition which has gathered together 141,240 signatures at the date of this post to stop a TV show being aired in 2015 on the Sportsman Channel in which she features.
She likes to kill lions, tigers, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and even the threatened white rhino. The white rhino is another endangered species with a population of 20,000. She also likes to show a compassionate side:
In denial? Fake personality?
What can you say? I know there are many people who support her. There are people who admire and want to do the things that she does. In fact, there are many people like Kendall Jones in the world which is why there is a gradual reduction in the population sizes of threatened and endangered wild species.
Two FB comments show us the polarised viewpoints and the third is nonsense:
I love how the left claims to be enlightened while calling for the death of a young lady. The crazy thing is, if she had killed a human fetus instead of a deer, they would praise her. Time to check your priorities (James C Norman) – this received 1,836 thumbs up.
If you are killing deer for food, that is acceptable. But if you are doing it for sport. please explain to me where the sport is – a high powered rifle against an innocent animal with no way to defend himself – the world is full of sick people. Animals have families too just like you and I. How would you like it if someone killed your mother because they like human meat? Think about it. (Cathy Zellers) – this received 471 thumbs up.
You guys don’t understand that hunters have probably more love and compassion for wildlife than you will ever have. (Alexander Chen) – How does this person square up shooting animals for fun with compassion for wildlife?
Fortunately, there is also a sizeable percentage of the world population who strongly dislike what she does. No doubt she has paid for the privilege of shooting these animals and therefore we also have to blame the organisers of these hunts. It is quite possible, but I don’t know, that she indulges in canned hunting. Canned hunting of the lion in South Africa is quite popular.
People organise these hunts justified the conservation reasons but these people will always find a way to justify something even if it is objectionable and totally unacceptable in the modern world. It is time to conserve wild species particularly iconic species like the ones mentioned but no doubt proper steps will only be taken when it is too late.