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Texas cheerleader's hunting photos at center of controversy

Texas cheerleader's hunting photos at center of controversy
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 2:27pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 4, 2014 - 9:28am

EDITOR'S NOTE: Pictures in this story could be considered graphic in nature and are not suitable for all audiences.

Kendall Jones, a Texas Tech cheerleader, is swirled in controversy after she began posting photos to Facebook of her recent hunting trip to Africa. Since then, petitions have started to remove her from the social media site.

Jones, who started the page in February, is a native of Cleburne, Texas. The 19-year-old began hunting in 2008 at the age of 13, according to her Facebook page. She is slated to host a TV show in January 2015.

The cheerleader said her first kill was a White Rhino with a .416 Remington. By the age of 14, Jones had taken down six of the Dangerous seven. For those not familiar, the dangerous seven are as listed: Buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, rhino, hippo, crocodile.

When she's not hunting, the Texas girl represents the university at football, basketball and volleyball games. She is currently a sophomore working toward a Marketing and Sports Therapy degree.

As of Tuesday, more than 55,000 people had signed a petition addressed to Facebook to take down Jones' page because of animal cruelty.

Jones stated on Tuesday,  "I will continue to hunt and spread the knowledge of hunting and wildlife conservation."

Below are pictures from her hunts (scroll down):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm proud o her and she not even my daughter. Those how are instgating this petition should spend a little time to educate them selves on the good hunting does not only in Africa but in our country as well. Congratulations to her. She has had the opportunity to help the wildlife of Africa as well as the native people that we are always being shamed into donating just five cents a day to. Good luck and keep on hunting!

The social media confrentation is ridiculous.. 55,000 people are upset about pictures and petitioning.. here is a social media crisis our president has broke more federal and constitutional laws than any other president. ? How about you start a petition to get him out of office... Pay attention to the real life threats. My facebook page is skubby boosted and I am from buda, texas..I support legal hunting to the fullest...

Congratulations, Kendall! It is a wonderful thing to have such a broad view of the world and experiences at such a young age. You are going to have detractors who will speak and act against you out of ignorance and jealousy. Keep moving forward and work to educate the public based on experience and fact rather than operating in the fear-based propaganda generated by certain groups who rely on scare tactic and hate speech. Thank you for your efforts. You have my full support as a female TTU alum.

Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Expression. All of our Basic freedoms.
You people are all up in arms over a young woman going on a supervised hunt in Africa for animals that are deemed expendable either by over population or threat to populace and you are the same people that ignore all of the :Hunters" in this Country that kill thousands of Elk, Deer, Red Stag, Ibex, Antelope, Bear, Turkey, Dove, Pheasant, Grouse and a plethora of other animal yearly in the name of Sport.
Come on People GET REAL!

I think it's awesome to see a young person doing something safe, exciting, and fun that doesn't involve sex, drugs, alcohol, or stupidity.

Well when you have a child you can make them as of this young lady you arent her parents your not any part of her life you have an issue with it stay off her page

Were the graphic pictures already taken down? I only see some nice shots of a young lady with some big game she killed. I wish my daughters enjoyed hunting that much but I suppose I should just be happy they aren't a bunch of whiny nutbags who get offended over everything except the killing of unborn babies.

Sorry this is bs this girl is awesome. . Congratulations to you its insane that people are making you take this off. It's a way of life. There's videos on face book of car wrecks with peopleasure missing half there faces.. and they say nothing. Animal cruelty what a laugh your not beating an animal on camera you had a license and tag for these animals if it was wrong you wouldn't be able to hunt them. Your and awesome father for taking her to do this and you an amazing hunter for taking them. A+

Sorry this is bs this girl is awesome. . Congratulations to you its insane that people are making you take this off. It's a way of life. There's videos on face book of car wrecks with peopleasure missing half there faces.. and they say nothing. Animal cruelty what a laugh your not beating an animal on camera you had a license and tag for these animals if it was wrong you wouldn't be able to hunt them. Your and awesome father for taking her to do this and you an amazing hunter for taking them. A+

Sad that this girl thinks killing animals with weapons is impressive.

She had to be heartless to kill such Beautiful Animals and for what? The satisfaction of the kills? That's a waste shells....hunting is for animals you plan to eat and for any other reason is murder.

How long have we been hunting? People whine and cry over the dumbest things. I think its cool that she had this experiance. If you want to complain, complain about how the cell phone law that was passed is a joke that no one follows or complain about how many idiots are out there driving that put others at risk because they do not pay attention to other motorist and motorcyclists. Complain about the real problems that are infront of you, not the irrelevant ones.

I took my daughter to Mozambique hunting last year when she was ten. It was the most exciting thing she had ever done. She was able to see where the hunters dollars go... schools, water wells, electricity and much more. She saw how poachers inhumanely and indiscriminately kill an animal with no regard for life.

I think its sick those pictures are should be taken down.

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