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Kendall Jones

Dad Says She's Actually

A Humanitarian

7/3/2014 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0703_kendall_jones_hunting_photos_launchKendall Jones -- the teenage hunter whose animal kills have so enraged people -- is not the cold-blooded killer she's been made out to be ... so says her father. 

Cody Jones tells TMZ ... some of his daughter's killings were humane.  The pic of the dead lion, for example, was a mercy killing, he says, because the animal was old and unable to keep up with its pack. Kendall's dad says the lion's fate was sealed ... a younger lion would surely have killed it.

And he says his daughter has taken heat over the pic of her posing with a rhino.  He says the rhino is NOT dead -- it was injured by a lion and later tranquilized and taken to a vet.


As for the animals Kendall did kill ... her dad says the leopards, elephants and lions are not on the endangered species list.

PETA isn't buying the explanation Kendall's dad is selling, telling us, "Her only interest is slaughtering wildlife for a cheap thrill," adding she's showboating "in a desperate quest to secure a macabre reality show."

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76.

Eye roll     

PETA are a bunch of freaks.

110 days ago
77.

tntmom5    

I grew up in rural mn, people hunt, I grew up shooting, BUT we were taught... if you shoot it, you kill ut to eat it! Killing is, NEVER A SPORT, you respect life!

110 days ago
78.

bigred1991    

Y don't you ignorant people worry about what's going on everyday with the ppl in the world releasing 5 Taliban leaders for one trade what your president does everyday allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country carrying diseases he is trying to kill off Americans can't wait till we get on the endangered list so someone will care

110 days ago
79.

Hans Gruber    

It will not surprise me if this girl gets inoperable brain cancer or some form of cancer that is fatal. Perhaps instead of killing the exotic big cats she should have studied to become a veterinarian. Who kills a Rhino?

110 days ago
80.

GiGi    

A humanitarian would not be posing/smiling for a picture. If their grandma can't keep up, should they decide her fate?

110 days ago
81.

nika    

No. All she is, is a privileged rich b**** that likes the attention.

110 days ago
82.

David    

The Lion was a mercy killing? Old and unable to keep up with the pack? Then why pose next to it with a giant smile if there wasn't any sport in it?

110 days ago
83.

Eye roll     

Also, the money and fees her family spends to hunt are exorbitant- and in turn helps the poor people where they are hunting these animals. I'd rather see someone be able to feed a sick child than worry about an antelope.

110 days ago
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ILUVKEEPINGUPWITHTHEKARDASHIANS    

This is the third time i'm commenting but i'm sk freaking pissed offf why would she kill a perfectly healthy leopard which is BTW on the endangered species list and lions and rhinos and she has a smile on her face in the pictures this is not something she should be proud of i hate her guts and i hope she burns in hell #stopkendalljones

110 days ago
85.

tmzchick    

HARVEY NEEDS TO HEAR THIS.... Harvey was so upset about the torment an animal goes through when it gets shot; however, think of the torment of being ripped apart alive by a natural preditor. Just a thought. I love animals, too, though!

110 days ago
86.

tooshy20    

BS Leopards are endangered and Lions are getting only 20,000 left in the wild.. "Cause an Up Roar"

110 days ago
87.

Beanie    

I don't agree with the killing of animals but I also don't agree with the death threats and wishing death on her. You people are just as evil as you say she is.

110 days ago
88.

tmzchick    

HARVEY NEEDS TO HEAR THIS..... Yes, it hurts to get shot, but it's a lot better death than being ripped apart alive as animals normally would.

110 days ago
89.

Kevin    

Some of the reporters are saying this is no different than us killing and eating beef, chicken and pork. Well there is a huge difference. Beef, Chicken and Pork are raised and slaughtered specifically as a food source. People who hunt and kill Wild Big Game Animals are doing it specifically for sport and entertainment. If you can't see the difference than You need to reconfigure your perception.

110 days ago
90.

Beanie    

I think the killing of these animals are disgusting but so are death threats and wishing death on this girl. You people are just as evil as you say she is. You're all sick.

110 days ago
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