Texas cheerleader's hunting photos at center of controversy
POSTED: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 2:27pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 4, 2014 - 9:28am
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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):