Kendall Jones is fighting back against the social media attacks from the anti-hunting loons. After posting pictures of her big game hunts from Africa, there have been petitions for Facebook to take down the photos. She has responded by posting a statement to Facebook about Theodore Roosevelt and his conservation efforts:
Our 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, has been labeled by many as the Father of Conservation. He helped create and establish the United States Forestry Service, which would later become the National Forest Service. Roosevelt created five national parks (doubling the previously existing number); signed the landmark Antiquities Act and used its special provisions to unilaterally create 18 national monuments, including the Grand Canyon; set aside 51 federal bird sanctuaries, four national game refuges, and more than 100 million acres’ worth of national forests. But he was a hunter too, right? He killed the same species that hunters now chase today under a mound of anti-hunting pressure. Yet, how can it be possible that someone can love the earth, and take from the Earth in the name of conservation? For some folks, they’ll never understand. For the rest of us…we were born that way. God Bless Teddy.
See below according to the Daily Mail:
Facebook, of course, is where the controversy began. By Wednesday evening, 150,000 global animal lovers had signed a petition urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take down the photos in which Jones smiles proudly over the corpses of her prey she claims to be saving from extinction.
‘[Roosevelt] was a hunter too, right? He killed the same species that hunters now chase today under a mound of anti-hunting pressure.
‘Yet, how can it be possible that someone can love the earth, and take from the Earth in the name of conservation? For some folks, they’ll never understand. For the rest of us…we were born that way. God Bless Teddy,’ wrote Jones.
Jones’ Facebook remains active, the photos that started the controversy have vanished.
Meanwhile, a Facebook account has now been created as part of Jones’ defense called Support Kendall Jones.
‘Support this teenage girl who was attacked for posting pictures of her game that she legally harvested while in Africa,’ reads the page.
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