Target: Kendall Jones, 19-year-old hunter
Goal: Support the removal of hunted animal photos from Facebook, and encourage respectful dialogue
Last week, Kendall Jones and her Facebook page, came under fire. Jones, a young woman, was posting rather tasteless pictures of herself smiling next to animals that she had just hunted. According to a spokesman, Facebook took the pictures down because it is against Facebook’s code of conduct to post pictures of hunted endangered animals. The company said that the number of complaints a photo receives only brings it to light for Facebook, but do not influence whether or not they take the picture down. However, some people think that it was really mainly because there was so much outrage about her photos that Kendall’s pictures were removed.
However, the problems have not ended. Kendall Jones’ verified Facebook page is still up, and she is still receiving death threats. The Facebook page “Kill Kendall Jones” remains online. Her controversial photos are still on that page. People are still staying horrible things to her.
There has been a success in the fact that the photos are now taken down, but now need to show a little more respect for Kendall. Threatening her is not going to make anything better for animals or anyone else. So, we need to thank Kendall, who is still a fairly young woman, for staying calm in the face of so much controversy and backlash. No one deserves to be talked to with such little respect, especially when respect, or a lack thereof, is the reason that Kendall Jones is in the spotlight in the first place.
Dear Ms. Jones,
We are pleased to see that the pictures of yourself posed with various hunted animals have been taken down. We feel the photos were rather tasteless, and glorified the killing of animals. We feel that if you hunt — for whatever reason — you should then treat the lives of these animals with respect, and not pose with their bodies for likes or to show off. While we are almost all against hunting, we feel that if you must hunt, you should do so with more respect.
However, given all that, we are happy to see that you are responding to this controversy with a certain level of grace. We are able to respect your opinion and your arguments for hunting, even if we do not agree with them. We want to thank you for staying true to yourself.
[Your Name Here]
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