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Kendall Jones is an American-born hunter with a taste for African wildlife.
While many 19-year-olds her age would spend their gap years doing something productive, she has angered animal rights activists after posing in photographs with rare endangered animals as her ‘trophies’.
Kendall was first found out and protested after posting her hunting pictures to Facebook. Activists, including a Change.org petition, have called her out on this and demanded that she leave the continent.
Shaking off these complaints, she has called the protesters misinformed, saying they are “sheep” to her “lion” morals.
She has since publicly announced that she would like to have a have a television hunting show.
Why does she do it?
Kendall claims she is actually doing what’s best for preserves, touting herself as a conservationist to threatened 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.”
However, you have to question her commitments alongside her eager quest to bag the big five of African game: lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, leopards, and white or black rhinoceroses.
Writing on her Facebook page, she gleefully announced: “The first animal I ever shot was a White Rhino with a .416 Remington!!”
What do you think? Harmless conservation or cold-blooded trophy collector?Src: Daily Mail