I wanted to shed some light on a few things, but in a friendly manor ^^ For those of you who haven't heard of her, Kendall Jones is a big game hunter who hunts not only north american game, but also african wildlife as well! "What an evil bitch", is what you're probably thinking right now. But! Do you know the specifics? I wish to inform all the misinformed as to what Kendall is really doing and why it benefits everyone! If you still don't agree with me after reading this, that is A-ok! But just know that by doing so, you might be supporting the downfall of wildlife in Africa. I say this not only a someone who has taken hunting classes and been educated on why we hunt, but also as someone who cares for wildlife and wishes for it to stay around for as long as the earth is spinning ^^
1. Let's start off with the smaller topic of her hunting- North America. Deer and other herbivores specifically, which are at a great number and breeding like rabbits. Hunting deer and other widespread north american species may seem selfish and only for pleasure, but truth is, it significantly decreases erosion and grass loss because of all the deer that eat it. Normally predators such as wolves would take care of the problem, but they are still a recovering species, so they need time to be reintroduced to their full potential! As such, hunting deer is healthy for everyone! Shortening the species is good for the rest of the animals that live there and the environment 2. Kendall's hunts in Africa are purely to benefit the African community, as the only animals she has killed are either too sick or elderly to reproduce, or have been terrorizing villages for a long time. These animals are, unfortunately, a nuisance not only to human lives, but their fellow familys' lives as well. The meat she earns is donated to feeding the nearby villages, which is a lot better than just throwing it away and wasting the animal, because doing that would be disrespecting its life. Think of it as how a wolf only goes for the sickly or wounded in a deer herd, by doing that it not only takes off a setback from the herd, but it also helps feed the hungry
3. Not to mention, she spends thousands and thousands of dollars to hunt these specific troublesome animals, and that all goes into the efforts of preserving the other animals. Africa does not receive sufficient income to help their animals, so she is doing a LOT to preserve endangered animals by hunting. That's a whole lot more than plenty of animal rights activists can claim they've helped! I hope this has helped! Sport hunters provide about 80% of funds needed to conserve wildlife in North america alone, without them, there would be soooo many species extinct right now! Hunters in the past may have made it like this, but we have learned from our mistakes and current big game hunters are making it better by doing what they do. Most sport hunters love wildlife to death! They would hate to see any more crucial species go extinct, and so they help in all ways possible to preserve them each and every year!
The only ones we should be getting mad at are poachers! They are the real problems at the moment, screw them! They're the ones killing off endangered animals, so if you want to blame anyone, please blame them.