Power Of The People: Facebook Just Deleted Kendall Jones’ Photos Of Dead Animals

Power Of The People: Facebook Just Deleted Kendall Jones’ Photos Of Dead Animals
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Facebook has heeded the cries of hundreds of thousands of animal lovers and taken down some of the pictures posted by Kendall Jones, who drew worldwide ire for uploading images of dead African animals she had just slaughtered.

According to the Huffington Post, Facebook issued a statement on Thursday saying that the Texas Tech cheerleader’s photos of dead rhinos, lions, elephants and leopards violate its policies regarding endangered species.

The statement said Facebook removes “reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organized fight or content that includes extreme acts of animal abuse.”

The move comes after more than a quarter of a million people signed a petition urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a self-proclaimed animal lover, to take down the photos of Jones, 19, smiling over the corpses.

The Cleburne, Texas teen responded to the petition by claiming on Facebook that she is actually protecting the animals by killing them.

She wrote:

This is a conservation effort to assure [sic] that they never do become extinct. [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.

Jones also posted a montage created by Fox News featuring the photos right after they were deleted.

 

The teen’s Facebook profile states that she is looking to host her own wildlife TV show by next year.

Jones also says that her family pays the African government to hunt and that the number of animals she has killed does not exceed the quotas set by South Africa’s wildlife department.

But another petition, this one originating from South Africa, looks to ban Jones from hunting in Africa.

“Kendall Jones is an American born hunter who has entered the continent and has been hunting African wildlife under the facade of conservation.

She has publicly stated that she hopes to have a television hunting show and she is using endangered and helpless African animals as a stepping to further her popularity on social media platforms,” it reads.

Jones has repeatedly said that former presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson were both hunters and conservationists too, but Jones doesn’t want to become president.

She wants to be a TV show host, and we can’t remember ever seeing Steve Irwin gun down a crocodile and smile over its dead body.

H/T: Huffington Post, Photo Courtesy: Facebook

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