I fully realize that this isn’t funny, but I just can’t help myself. I mean, just look at what we have here. A teenage Texas cheerleader packing up her guns and going hunting in Africa, killing elephants, hippos and lions among. Now tell me, does it get any more stereotypically Texan than that?
Oh, but it gets better. Naturally, Kendall Jones — the 19-year-old cheerleading hunter — has set up a Facebook page to share her exploits with the rest of the world. In it, she tells us that she “is looking to host a TV show in January 2015”, presumably to discuss her hunting techniques.
In fairness, Ms. Jones says that she is doing her best to help the preserves. The thing, though, she points out, is that there isn’t always space for even endangered species like elephants or lions. Enter the cowgirl hunter. Here is Ms. Jones explaining:
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.
You cannot make such stuff up. Then there is one particular image of the huntress posing with an especially endangered rhinoceros, which made the animal rights guys’ go totally berserk. Unperturbed, Ms. Jones explained:
The vet drew blood, took DNA samples, took body and head measurements, treated a leg injury and administered antibiotics. I felt very lucky to be part of such a great program and procedure that helps the White Rhino population through conservation.
The only thing missing is Kendall Jones posing in nude with one of her trophies. But I’m having way too much fun here. More details you can find at her Facebook page, provided her enemies haven’t managed to convince Mark Zuckerberg to take it down by then. (Scroll down for a video of our huntress filming locals chopping down an elephant for meat.)
1. 19-year-old Texas cheerleader Kendall Jones really likes to kill rare animals in Africa. While she pays for her legal hunts, her critics says she’s not the conservationist she claims to be.
2. Jones faces criticism over her claims that she’s a conservationist. The Texas Tech cheerleader’s smiling poses alongside dead rare African animals have won her particular ire.
3. Jones says her first kill was a rare African white rhino, part of her quest to bag the Big 5 African game animals (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and lion).
4. The young hunter has many critics but also a lot of supporters who say what she’s doing is fine, since she pays the governments of African countries to kill the animals.
5. Organizers Here Jones poses with the near threatened African leopard after one of her hunts, which she describes as ‘fair chases’said Elliott seemed doting when he and Ashanti’s sister Brandy Louse (left) came to the event.
6. Jones defends her killing of elephants by saying their meat goes on to feed hundreds of thankful village families.
7. Jones first learned to love the hunt when she started following her father to Africa for his own hunts at age 9.
8. ‘Another harvest for today,’ wrote Jones with this photo. ‘White springbok, it’s 1 of the 4 color shades of this animal! And let me tell you it’s one of my favorite kinds of meat so far!’
9. Critics say the 19-year-old is not conservationist and is simply reaping the benefits of her Facebook photos with African animals to help get a television deal.
10. ‘This time I got my leopard,’ writes Jones of a third safari she took at age 14. ‘And also took down a hippo to get 6 of the Dangerous 7’.
11. The cowgirl huntress in all her glory.
12. She did get her leopard.
And here is the promised video:
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