How Internet Outrage Forced Facebook To Remove Teen Hunter’s Grisly Photos
After the Internet exploded over the disturbing photos of 19-year-old Kendall Jones smiling over the corpses of big game she'd killed, Facebook has complied with the demands of protesters, forcing Jones to take them down. Now, Jones' Facebook page no longer features photos of herself standing over her kills -- a dead lion, zebra, springbok and elephant.
The move was likely a reaction to a petition aimed at Facebook over the issue gained over 300,000 signatures.
A statement from Facebook says it removes "reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organized fight or content that includes extreme acts of animal abuse."
Meanwhile, Jones is mounting a social media campaign of her own. She's encouraging people to use a specific hashtag to support her and sharing pro-hunting memes on her page.
She also shared Fox and Friends' collage photo, ensuring that the gruesome hunting photos would still appear on her page.
While Jones is busy covering her tracks on social media, there are lots of other things she could do to seriously help threatened wildlife. Here are five of them.
Every year, trophy hunters pay to kill thousands of rare animals, often under the guise of conservation. Many of the animals are endangered, and suffer needlessly at the hands of hunters. Join us in calling on Facebook to remove Kendall Jones' big game photos and ban other photos that condone trophy hunting.