Petition to have comely hunter shot off Facebook

2014-06-27 00:00

A COMELY blonde hunter from Texas has sparked so many indignant comments on social media with her observations about her kills that a Cape Town animal lover will make an official request to Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to ban her from his network.

Kendall Jones, a professional hunter who mostly shoots with a compound bow, has over the past week faced a barrage of social media backlash, after she posted “just a small video” to show how one elephant she had shot fed 100 families in Zimbabwe.

The twitterati attacked her so vehemently that she has closed her Twitter account.

Jones also rather shot herself in the foot with a remark that it was the game rangers and guides in the Kruger National Park who were the actual rhino poachers. She said there were more than 300 black rhino and over 3 000 white rhinos in the Kruger and their numbers were increasing.

Jones said she did not support canned hunting, and had stalked her lion in South Africa on foot in a 18 200-hectare camp in which a lot of other lions and game walked freely. She said if the numbers of young lions were not controlled, they would challenge the old lion and kill all the cubs to bring the lionesses on heat. About her leopard in Zimbabwe she said the big cat had killed more than 107 cattle in a rural area.

Jones posted she wants to emigrate from Texas to South Africa and could not wait to make the move.

Kieron Brown from Cape Town will not welcome Jones. Brown started a petition on change.org to have Jones removed from Face­book. Responding to his appeal, Charlene Rudman from Grahamstown said of Jones, “she’s an a***hole with the brain the size of a bullet”.

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