Facebook has taken down the controversial hunting photos on Kendall Jones’ page, claiming the pics violate its policies.
Last week, the 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader and big African game hunter made international headlines for her Facebook photos of exotic game trophies.
Jones received both condemnation and support from people all around the world.
She maintains the hunts were legally conducted on game preserves, and that they benefitted animal conservation.
Facebook said it removed Jones’ photos because their policy is to remove “reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organized fight or content that includes extreme acts of animal abuse.”
Following Facebook’s decision, Jones’ shared this photo montage made by Fox & Friends:
Shortly after Jones posted the photos in late June, she began taking fire online from animal lovers around the world. Some people even threatened to kill her.
A petition started on June 22 to have Facebook remove her pictures from her site. That petition reached 322,572 signatures at the time of this post.
Facebook also removed “The Kendall Jones Hate Page”, a site that served as a platform for hateful comments, death threats and criticism against Jones.
Do you think Facebook should have removed the photos? What are you thoughts about this story?