UPDATE: Facebook has today deleted all photographs featuring dead animals from the page of teenage hunter, Kendall Jones.
The Texas teen came to international attention when Facebook photographs of her with the bodies of African animals she had hunted went viral.
Many of the photographs (including those pictured below) have now been removed by the social networking site for violating community standards.
A statement released by Facebook today claims they strive to remove all, ” reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organised fight or content that includes extreme acts of animal abuse”.
Despite this, in the last week alone, Jones’ page has grown from 12,000 to over 470,000 followers. A representative also told Buzzfeed, it is likely a new TV show based on her life will still air next year.
Mamamia previously wrote:
Warning: The images in this post might be distressing for some readers.
This is Kendall.
As much as I’d love to refer to her as The Anti-Bindi, her real name is Kendall Jones.
The animal next to Jones is the Lion she’s just shot and killed.
Jones is a 19-year-old hunter from Texas that’s literally gunning to have her own hunting TV show next year.
She came to worldwide fame over the past week after she uploaded pictures of her African ‘harvests’ to Facebook. Since then, Jones has become the target of a petition from upwards of 40,000 people who want her public Facebook page (Kendall Jones) taken down.
Because basically, if a serial killer had a trophy cabinet, Jones’ Facebook page would be the modern day version.
(Just be aware that these images could be distressing for some readers.)
At the time this post went live, 41,196 people had signed the petition for Jones’ photos to be removed from social media.
The petition reads: