So, if you’ve been keeping up with the latest FB outrage you have heard of Kendal Jones. The girl who kills big game animals and puts pictures up on Facebook with her not just sitting by them but holding them up and at one point she picks up a dead cheetah likes she’s hugging or dancing with it.
There was a huge backlash on FB and some started a petition for her to take the pictures down. Someone I know put up a retort by Kendal Jones and I agree, it is not as bad as her pictures and all the public outrage make it seem. This is a link to her page if you want to see it:
However, . . .I still have a problem with her/it. This is why:
It bothers me because this type of action is just so exploitative. She is using these peoples poverty. If she really cared about them her pictures would be of her working along side the village to help them build a better life. She wanted to look cool. That’s all she cared about. She achieves this goal by smiling at the camera and degrading a creature (creation) whose life she took. She is insulting the life that once was there.
I don’t have a problem with the nature of a hard life where people need to kill to survive. But there are tribes that see the sanctity in all life forms and thank the animal for their sacrifice for the tribe’s survival. She is saying, “Let me throw some money at these poor people so I can pretend I’m dancing with a cougar or lion after I’ve killed it so my friends can get a chuckle and “like” my Facebook post.
She may think she’s helping the people of these villages and financially I guess she is. But she’s taking away something that is so much more precious… a connection (and a reverence for that connection) to a life force that all living beings share with one another.
Anyway, that’s my 2 cents.