Texas Teenager Cyber Attacked After Posting Hunting Photos

Kendra Jones
Kendra Jones
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

Columbus, OH –-(Ammoland.com)- A 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader is the latest female hunter to be attacked by animal rights groups after she posted photos of her successful African safari on Facebook.

Kendra Jones, from Cleburne, Texas has been hunting with her father since she was a child, including being on a safari when just six years old. Her latest hunt however has brought her a wave of Facebook attacks, including death threats.

Those included “Come to South Africa and try to hunt our endangered animals, you will be shot on sight and believe me, there will be celebrations.” “I hope you get eaten by a lion, you cow,” and “How about we have a real hunger games? I vote we hunt this horrible woman down first.”

Anti-hunters have also created “the official Kendall Jones Hate Page” on Facebook. (Editor: Please find and report this page to FB officials if you have a Facebook account)

But even these attacks have not deterred her thoughts on hunting.

In an interview with a Houston television station, she said she always gives the meat to local villagers, but does not want to give up her hobby. In fact, she is pursuing a reality television series about her passion. She stated that all of her kills were the result of fair chase.

Jones is the latest female hunter targeted for her passion, but certainly not the first.

Charisa Argys, a Colorado native, legally harvested a mountain lion and posted the photo online with her father. An animal rights activist from Germany led a campaign to spread it to dozens of Facebook pages and Internet sites belonging to international anti-hunting organizations. The floodgates opened with specific threats targeting her physical appearance, her life and her family.

“I have never been called so many horrible, hateful names in my life,” said Argys. “They went so far as to post my full name, address and directions to my house. It was awful.”

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance has been working to help sportsmen fight cyber harassment from animal rights extremists by building support for them from the hunting community.

”It is never okay to harass and even assault someone simply because they choose to live their life differently.” said Nick Pinizzotto, USSA president and CEO. “Unfortunately anti-hunters clearly lack this basic value and have decided to use their keyboards to attack law-biding hunters.”

Whereas Jones and Argys are not hunting celebrities, some of the recent attacks have targeted high profile hunters as well.

Jana Waller, host of Skull Bound TV on Sportsman Channel, was recently barraged by activists after also posting photos online. She is undaunted by the criticism.

“It’s a shame that people who know nothing about hunting and conservation feel the need to spew insults and threats regarding a topic they obviously are uneducated about,” said Waller. “Without hunters’ dollars spent in Africa, there would be catastrophic effects on the vast majority of their animal populations.”

“Trying to explain that hunters are true animal lovers is like trying to explain algebra to a two-year old. They’re just not going to get it,” she added.

Another high profile hunter, Melissa Bachman, outdoor TV host and producer, came under attack after posting a photo of a male African lion she legally harvested while on a safari. Anti-hunters quickly took to social media to attack Bachman, labeling her as an “animal murderer.” Other posts included “I hope you die alone – losers.”, “I wish to have some money and kill you all myself” and “If I have the opportunity I will put a rifle inside Melissa’s mouth and I will shoot.”

“Each and every hunter needs to band together and support one another in our rights as hunters” said Bachman. “What the antis fail to comprehend is that if it weren't for sportsmen and women, populations of game and non-game species plus the lands they inhabit would be in dire straits today, period.”

Anti-hunters wrath hasn’t been focused just on individuals. Organizations such as USSA and Dallas Safari Club have received threats and media outlets such as HuntingLife.com have as well.

“We have received death threats towards us and other people we have posted on our site,” said Kevin Paulson, owner of HuntingLife.com. “The antis are especially venomous toward women and those who are hunting big game such as cats in Africa and the U.S. “

As the cyber threats to female hunters and others continue to escalate, so to have the efforts to protect these innocent victims.

“As an organization with the sole mission to protect hunting, fishing and trapping, we see it as our responsibility to step up and lead the effort to put an end to cyber harassment of sportsmen,” added Pinizzotto. “We are currently working with a number of conservation partners and key individuals to do just that.”

About the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance: Founded in 1978, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) provides direct lobbying and grassroots coalition building to support, protect and advance the rights of hunters, trappers, anglers and scientific wildlife management professionals. USSA is the only organization exclusively devoted to combating the attacks made on America’s sportsman traditions by anti-hunting and animal rights extremists. USSA is a national organization which recently announced the opening of a Western U.S. office in Sacramento. USSA is a 501(c)4 organization.

  • 26 thoughts on “Texas Teenager Cyber Attacked After Posting Hunting Photos

    1. Re the maudlin ramblings of some on “social media”, who cares? That said, the world being what it is today where any idiot with a computer or access to a computer can post any sort of ridiculous tripe, why I wonder do people who should and likely do know better discuss what is their personal business on “social media” at all, taking action that opens them up to idiot attacks?

    2. This is one gal that will be able to put food on the table should the power grid go down and we’re all sling-shot back into the dark ages. All those who are bashing her now are just jealous because they will most likely die of starvation. Like her, I will be eating animals and killing those who try to steal my food when the lights go out.

      1. Thank you for a breath of fresh air.

        It’s hard to remember they’re jealous when they talk that way. Treating people as game animals is such perverted thinking.

    3. The white trash waste of genetic left overs that comment on this article and this whole godless anti-human site should all be put before a firing range.

      Only godless, whimpering, whining, fear-mongering, willfully ignorant COWARDS hunt petty little animals. You want a real hunt?? Then put on all your little pretend camo-gear and all your pretend camo-fashion wardrobe and let the hunt begin. I think of all the school shootings over the past few years … why couldn’t Kendra have been one of those who was killed? Every one of you are so useless and disgusting that as a warrior I will defend, support and engage in your man hunt.

    4. Kendra Jones is a perfect case for the death penalty. It is yet another obvious example of how this country has no morals or values. It has fatally steered away from any and all Christian teachings. In an ideal world she would be bow-hunted in front of her family. Her meat would be used to feed real christians in need. Then her family would be next. A bad gene pool should be drained.

    5. jamie, Kendra isn’t hunting endangered animals. She was *accused* of that in one of the violent, anonymous attacks, but she is neither hunting endangered beasts nor poaching.

      It seems a little counter-intuitive, but allowing hunters to take some of these iconic trophy animals (for big fees) funds a lot of anti-poaching work and conservation.

    6. I am not against hunting, but it does to me seem counter-productive and immoral to be hunting endangered animals when there are plenty of other trophy sized animals that are not endangered.

    7. Apparently ‘Progressives’ are now setting standards on Facebook and Twitter. Does this surprise anyone? Does it surprise anyone that ‘seminar posters’ are making disparaging comments about people who espouse pro-gun and pro-hunting life styles? When ‘Progressives’ are losing the argument this is what they do.

    8. Update Facebook took down the pictures saying it violated standards and may promote poaching. Think we need to ban Facebook.

    9. Tom,why would you make an idiotic stayement saying this girl is spoiled ? Thats a dumbass thing to say ! As far as her coming from a wealthy family,..something wrong with that too ?

    10. Is she really engaging in conservation and hunting animals in a way that will help preserve them, or is she just a rich daddy’s girl shooting animals that really should not be shot?

    11. A woman like Kendra could care less what morons like marc have to say ! Hes an idiot that really enjoys the sound of his voice,but never has nothing to say !

    12. Way to go Kendra. Don’t let people like Mark upset you. They have no idea of what life is about. Personally I am fed up with these animal rights clowns. Nothing better to do. Have to try and push there couch potato mentality down everyones throats.
      Enjoy your hunting Kendra, I would love an opportunity to one day go to Africa and do a Safari.

    13. I always like it when they publish photos like this here ! It always irritates them lilly livered liberals !!!…and that makes me happy !

    14. I think Marc Brewer must miss his boyfriend ! Them liberals are 90% gay anyways ! Them liberal parasites are just not in with main stream humanity at all ! But then I could really care less !

    15. This beautiful young woman has a life and is becoming a world class hunter ! The liberal sissys have no life and have to always be running off at the mouth about something ! When the liberals say anything just consider the source and laugh at the parasites ! That is a really nice cat that young woman got !

    16. Perhaps these ladies are hunting the wrong “game”, and the “game” is very nervous that they might change?

      Seriously, the attacks certainly demonstrate the Left’s commitment to Diversity, and their acceptance of the lifestyles of others – lifestyles which present no danger to the critics.

    17. Nice lion. Taken with a bow, too. Bravo! I don’t give a rat’s tiny anus about PETA or other groups like them. Don’t get me wrong, I love animals…I just don’t “worship” them like PETA and other groups do. They are about making money and “political” statements. The ‘celebs’ support them because “it’s cool”. Let some of these “haters” FB or “tweet” these kind of threats against 0bama or “his” minions and see how fast they wind up in jail.
      Oh, Marc…does your wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or all three actually let you kiss them with that mouth? Try to keep it “civil”…it’s what civilized and “rational”, sane people do.

    18. Cyb attacked? Yeah cause she’s a freak A Hole for shooting effing lions, Rhino and Elephat……BULLSH* T.

      Don’t gimme that BS about…”oooo, but the villages get the meat” screw that, you wanna help feed people send a GD check

    19. The liberal mentality, barely holds any resemblance of a balanced mind. It is a twisted
      grotesque mockery of decent human behavior. This young lady is an exemplary example of what is good and right about humanity. The simple minded that live by emotion only, deliberately deny themselves the peace of a full life out of fear.

    20. Nice bow hunt. Might want to try Alaskan brown bear, Dall sheep or Mtn goat , sheep tastes the best in my book.

    21. Not the first time either, she has had complaints in the past too, many didn’t notice.

      I searched her name for images, they show her when she was a younger child barely in her teens posing with her kills.

      From what I read, she is getting a show or will be part of one.
      My question is, who gets the meat, the locals, or is it shipped to the wild game restaurants like The Carnivore Restaurant chains in Africa?

      The one outside Joburg didn’t have the good stuff on the menu when I was there in ’99. That was a disappointment.

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