Everything Wrong With Teen Hunter Kendall Jones’ New Hunting Show

 

By Melissa Cronin

The YouTube series, titled “Game On,” features Jones and a friend setting out on hunting trips together. The first episode, a poorly-made jaunt to Lake Charles, La. for a crocodile hunt, begins with the line, from Jones’ friend Taylor Altom: “I want to shoot a gator in the face.” The pair travel through the swamp in search of alligators for a weekend with the help of a local hunter.

WARNING: Disturbing Images

  • (Kendall Jones/YouTube)The episode, which can be seen at this link, ends with Jones shooting an alligator who was caught on a baited hook in the head as her guide holds it up about six inches away from her. She’s careful to thank her Remington, a nod to the show’s sponsor.

  • (Kendall Jones/YouTube)The American alligator was taken off the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered Species List in 1987, and is actually faring pretty well. But hunting methods like baited hooks have been criticized before as inhumane ways of killing the animals. During alligator hunts, a short wooden peg is usually attached to a line, baited with beef or roadkill and then thrown into the water or tied to a branch to lure the alligator. Because take isn’t allowed after sunset, it’s possible that alligators will have to spend the entire night on a line before they’re shot with a gun or bow and arrow.

    When Jones was attacked for hunting big game in Africa, a petition started by a Cape Town native calling on her to be banned from hunting in African states gained over 150,000 signatures. Another petition asked Facebook to remove her grisly hunting photos — which they eventually ended up doing. No word yet on whether YouTube will do the same thing.

    Hunter Encourages 11-Year-Old Son To Kill Rare Albino Deer

    https://www.thedodo.com/hunter-encourages-11-year-old–775070621.html?utm_source=ahiaFb

     By Stephen Messenger

    An 11-year-old boy in Michigan had an encounter last week with one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights — an albino deer, alive and free in the wild. Only about one in 20,000 deer are born with albinism, and far fewer survive to maturity like this one had.

    But the boy was on no nature walk; he was on a hunting trip with his father, and the rare deer wouldn’t survive the day.

    Warning: Graphic image below

    With the encouragement of his father, Mick Dingman, the sixth-grader steadied his crossbow and fired a fatal shot through the deer’s lungs, besmirching that snow-white coat with the spill and splatter of blood. The rare animal had been seen by folks around town leading up to that moment, but now this deer was the Dingmans’ alone.

    Dingman tells the Livingston Daily that he plans to commemorate the killing by getting the 12-pointed buck mounted by a taxidermist: “It’s too rare and too pretty not to spend the extra money and have the whole thing done.”

    “[My son] kind of feels like a rock star right now,” says Dingman, adding that the youth’s supposed accomplishment has caught the attention of hunting magazines, who are interested in sharing the story. But not everyone is so excited.

    (Facebook/Mick Dingman)

    Amy Sprecher, in neighboring Wisconsin, runs a white deer protection group composed of hunters and non-hunters who are opposed to killing albinos — and she says stories like this are “maddening.”

    “It’s just wrong. I don’t understand why’d you’d want to take that animal away from everybody,” Sprecher told The Dodo. “There are people who want to hunt white deer for bragging rights, but that’s not what hunting is about. Hunters that would never shoot a white deer don’t understand these people either.”

    And Sprecher is not alone in her outrage. Not long after the Livingston Daily posted this photo and story online, readers began expressing anger.

    “Wouldn’t you much rather observe something so rare again year after year than just stare at this giant full mounted carcass for the rest of your life?” writes Christina Brown.

    “This deer was in our backyard in the spring and my wife took a picture. All of the people near us wanted to only shoot pictures, not the deer. We aren’t anti hunting but instead wanted this rare deer to be able to spread his genes so his legacy lives on after he died of a natural cause,” writes Tim Reinert.

    Given the rarity of albino deer, four states, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee and Wisconsin, have made it illegal to kill them. Critics have argued that laws protecting white deer are based more on emotion than science — arguing that albinism is a genetic disorder, not something to be cherished — but emotions surrounding white deer is certainly nothing new.

    According to Native American tradition, white deer, like the one killed by Mick Dingman’s son, are one of the most sacred creatures on the planet.

    “Albino animals are looked at as a spirit animal, which you are suppose to learn from rather than shoot and kill,” Jonnie J. Sam, from Michigan’s Ottawa Indian tribe, told The Dodo.

    “I’d be more inclined to see if the animal has something to teach me, but sadly not everybody looks at it that way.”

    Petition: WWF: End your Partnership with the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby

    Yolanda Kakabadse: WWF’s International President and USAID: WWF: End your Partnership with the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby G

    Yolanda Kakabadse: WWF’s International President and USAID: WWF: End your Partnership with the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby G
    100,000
    5,242

    5,242 signers. Let’s reach 100,000

    Why this is important to me

    The World Wildlife Fund in Africa, is in bed with the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby Groups: DSC, SCI and NRA. They have vested interests because they are controlling funding streams and imposing their Hunting Agendas first. Which, means they are directly influencing and manipulating ALL the African Countries to maintain a Trophy Hunting Stance.
    Please sign this very important petition. We need to raise awareness to STOP the corruption in the WWF in Africa. They are blatantly exaggerating critically endangered wildlife population numbers and data, they are misusing global WWF Charity Donations, whilst, creating opportunities for the Trophy Hunting Industries in Africa to flourish.

    This wildlife holocaust is causing human incurable diseases. ‘Ebola’ is spreading across Africa and soon the rest of the world.

    Evidence : Uncontrollabled Hunting Leads to New Deadly Diseases including Ebola : http://en.ria.ru/eco_plus/20140906/192693219/Uncontrolled-Hunting-Leads-to-New-Deadly-Diseases-Including.html

    The African Ecosystem is breaking down as Trophy Hunters have massacred and over-hunted wild animals for over 50 years.

    The USA Trophy Hunting businesses and the members of the USA Pro-Hunting Lobby Groups alongside the Poachers are now standing side-by-side massacring the Wild Animals into extinction.

    The destruction of the natural world in Africa is supported by WWF Charity Donations, which is directly threatening the African Tribal People’s health and their future because they are dependant upon the Natural World to survive. …

    Petition and More:

    https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Yolanda_Kakabadse_is_WWFs_International_President_and_USAID_WWF_End_your_partnership_with_the_USA_ProHunting_Lobby_Group/?dJiBYcb&pv=37

    ‘Breeding factory for trophy hunters’

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/09/09/breeding-factory-for-trophy-hunters

    Gareth Wilson | 09 September, 2014

    Lions and tigers from Port Elizabeth’s Seaview Predator Park are being sold to game farms known for hunting and the exporting of animal bones.

    And one of the farms has been linked to Laos-based Xaysavang Network, which has been described “as one of the most prolific international wildlife trafficking syndicates in operation”.

    Although the park has refused to comment, Eastern Cape department of economic development, environmental affairs and tourism MEC Sakhumzi Somyo has confirmed that:

    • The park has sent 22 lions to Cradock hunting reserve Tam Safaris since 2008; and
    • Two tigers have been sent from the park to the country’s leading bone exporter, Letsatsi la Africa, in the Free State since 2008. Nine lions were sent last year.

    Last week, Somyo responded to questions by the DA’s chief whip in Bhisho, Bobby Stevenson, regarding the transportation of lions and tigers in and around South Africa.

    The revelations come after the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality refused to give Seaview Predator Park an annual rates rebate earlier this year, saying it could not be sure the park was not participating in “canned hunting”.

    Earlier this year, the Weekend Post revealed television show hosts, major league sports stars, wealthy entrepreneurs and a former US Congressman were among those who had hunted at the family-run Tam Safaris.

    Departmental permits indicate there have been 86 lion hunts at the reserve over the past six years.

    Tam Safaris owner Irvin Tam confirmed it had bought lions from Seaview Predator Park, owned by Janice and Rusty Gibbs.

    “I have an agreement with them but can assure you that none of these lions from Seaview are used for hunting.

    ”They are specifically used to breed and bring new blood into our breeding projects,” he said.

    “Those lions are then either sold or used for hunting.

    “I must stress again that all our hunts are legal and completely by the book.”

    Tam Safaris exported 32 lion carcasses to Vietnam in 2011, 738kg of lion bones and teeth in 2012 and 459kg of lion bones, claws and teeth last year.

    Letsatsi la Africa has been linked to the Laos-based Xaysavang Network by former Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

    The network has also been described as “one of the most prolific international wildlife trafficking syndicates in operation” by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Letsatsi la Africa owner Jacobus van der Westhuizen refused to comment on his company’s links with Seaview Predator Park.

    “It has nothing to do with you. Ask them [Seaview] if you want to know why.”

    Several requests for a meeting with Seaview Predator Park were turned down but park owner Janice Gibbs said in an e-mail: “I trust you enjoyed your visit to the Park yesterday. We do not wish to comment to the media who publish untruths and are very biased.”

    The department’s findings come as no surprise to Chris Mercer of the Campaign Against Canned Hunting, who said the lion trade was fuelled by parks that disguised “lion breeding factories” as petting zoos and wildlife sanctuaries.

    “We have proved that the entire industry is corrupt, full of liars and just toxic. This now proves the known link between bone exporters, canned hunters and the petting industry.

    “The bottom line is that these breeders are outsourcing their lions to petting zoos to generate money and when the lions are big enough they get exchanged with cubs and sent to hunting farms,” Mercer said.

    “This proves that cub petting parks sell their lions for canned hunting and are fuelling the market. They constantly hide behind smoke screens but we all know that cub petting is feeding the canned industry.

    “What else happens to the lions? They [predator parks] are breeding factories who pose as conservationists but are really feeding the lion bone and canned industry.”

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    Everything You Do Leaves an Impact, so You Might as Well Be an Ass-teroid

    One of hunters’ favorite fallacies these days is some form of the (il)logic that everything you do affects something in some way so you might just as well hunt down big “game.” It’s the same school of thought as, you can never be completely vegan so what’s the point in choosing not to eat animals?

    Apparently some folks, with nothing better to do, have been staying up nights wracking their brains to come up with as many ways imaginable that non-hunters, or even vegans, might inadvertently kill animals. Not because these spin-doctors really care about anything except themselves, but because it’s easier to try to break down someone else’s resolve than to look at ones’ own intentional acts of—or collaboration in—cruelty.

    After all, nature’s cruel, so you might as well be the cruelest, right? And as long as someone eats who you kill, it’s almost sacred, or something, isn’t it? (But, as PETA put it, “Did the fact that Jeffrey Dahmer ate his victims justify his crimes? What is done with the corpse after a murder doesn’t lessen the victim’s suffering.”)

    It’s like saying, you’ll never be Jesus so what’s the point of trying to live the best life you can? Sort of a variation of Lucifer’s “…better to lead in Hell…” credo.

    How’s that working out, Satan? Hot enough for you down there?

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    Global March for Elephants, Rhinos & Lions – October 4, 2014

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    Dear Friends,

    Please excuse the heavy news, but this is too important not to share.

    • 100,000 elephants were slaughtered for their ivory tusks in the last 3 years.
    • Over 1,000 rhinos were killed for their horns last year.
    • Wild lion populations are in alarming decline due to “trophy” hunting and the lion bone trade.

    We’re losing these animals. The good news is, you can help save them.

    On October 4th, people in over 115 cities around the world will march with one voice to save these iconic endangered species.  

    MARCH WITH US IN LOS ANGELES

    We’ll gather at the La Brea Tar Pits Park in front of the Page Museum (5801 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036) at 11am and march down Wilshire Blvd to the South African Consulate.

    Promote your group or business

    We’re encouraging people to bring signs promoting their business or group. We know that ALL people want to save these endangered animals, and we want the media and the world to see that.

     

    Bring the kids!

    After the march we will return to the park for a festive, educational event. Experts acting as animal ambassadors will help people understand the crisis facing each animal and take action to save them. The program includes speakers (stay tuned for celebrity info!) and music by African drummers, the talented Kat Kramer, and the Agape International Children’s Choir.

    Find us Facebook

    Join the Los Angeles Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449025795334300/

    NOT IN LOS ANGELES? #FINDYOURCITY

    London, Rome, Johannesburg, Austin, Chicago, Nairobi, Mombasa, Arusha, Seattle, Kilimanjaro, New York, Toronto, Boston, Baltimore, New Orleans… The list of cities marching goes on and on. Visit the global website to find a full list, as well as a wealth of other information, such as strategy and objectives of the march, graphics and other media, march merchandise, and much more.

    http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org

    HELP US RAISE MONEY

    Organizing an event like this is expensive. We have to print flyers, posters, signs, banners, and educational materials. We have to rent sound equipment, tents and tables and chairs. Please donate if you can. Any help, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.

    Donate here: https://www.youcaring.com/GMFERL-LA

    SPREAD THE WORD

    Please SHARE this email far and wide. Many people don’t know elephants, rhinos and lions face extinction. Even if they’re aware of the crisis, they don’t know they can take action to help save them.

    We hope that you’ll march with us on October 4 to help prevent the extinction of these endangered species. On behalf of Earth’s threatened elephants, rhinos, and lions, thank you!

    With love for the animals,

    Susan

    Susan Campisi, Co-organizer

    Global March For Elephants, Rhinos & Lions – Los Angeles

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    global website: http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org/

    LA website: http://www.saveourwildlife.org

    LA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449025795334300/

    email: march.for.elephants.rhinos.LA@gmail.com

    A Proud Texas Trophy Hunter Sits Atop His African Kill

    Source unknown:
    WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP .WHAT YOU ARE NEVER TOLD ;American trophy hunter Bill from Texas flew to Africa from America to murder this female elephant for fun .Possibly this female may have been a matriarch with group to lead or even young ones.American trophy hunters mostly with a tiny exception of a few other nationalities but mainly American trophy hunters who are currently fighting their American government ban of ivory from trophy hunted elephants from Tanzania and Zimbabwe.They murder as many elephants as Chinese headed African poaching syndicates.The difference is taxidermist After the trophy hunters are finished taking photos posing next to their victims , they move in cut the body up parts like the head ,feet and tail for case of elephants ,rhinos and lions to prepare to send to America these are the pictures the media never shows you hidden so tightly . Some times they prep the whole body to send to America.The reason you never shown this is because they move the bloodied bodies were as the poachers are just after just ivory or horn and leave the rest of the body behind to take the ivory or rhino horn to their Chinese heads.Trophy hunters and poachers both bad both murderers but you are only shown one .Both massacring African endangered wildlife,murdering in equal numbers but now you know . Below is two female American trophy hunters playing with cut off feet of an elephant they just killed as the taxidermist prepares the body parts to be taken to America.Poachers do it got money ,the trophy hunter for the love of killing.Both murderers both should held accountable equally.DONT FORGET AMERICA AND CHINA ARE THE TWO LARGEST MARKETS FOR IVORY .WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.
    Photo: WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP .WHAT YOU ARE NEVER TOLD ;American trophy hunter Bill from Texas flew to Africa from America to murder this female elephant for fun .Possibly this female  may have been a matriarch with group to lead or even young ones.American trophy hunters mostly with a tiny exception of a few other nationalities but mainly American trophy hunters  who are currently fighting their American  government ban of ivory from trophy hunted  elephants from Tanzania and Zimbabwe.They murder as many elephants as Chinese headed African poaching syndicates.The difference is taxidermist   After the trophy hunters are finished taking photos posing next to their victims , they move in  cut the body up parts like the head ,feet and tail  for case of elephants ,rhinos and lions to prepare to send to America these are the pictures the media never shows you hidden so tightly . Some times they  prep the whole body to send to America.The reason you never shown this is because they move the bloodied bodies were as the poachers are just after just ivory or horn and leave the rest of the body behind  to take the ivory or rhino horn to their Chinese heads.Trophy hunters and poachers both bad both murderers but you are only shown one  .Both massacring African  endangered wildlife,murdering in equal numbers but now you know . Below is two female American trophy hunters playing with cut off feet of an elephant they just killed  as the taxidermist prepares the body parts to be taken to America.Poachers do it got money ,the trophy hunter for the love of killing.Both murderers both should held accountable equally.DONT FORGET AMERICA AND CHINA ARE THE TWO LARGEST MARKETS FOR IVORY .WAKE UP WORLD WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.
     

    Leaked Animal Abuse Video Shows Everything That’s Wrong with Big Game Hunting

    Sorry to disappoint, but I wasn’t able to paste this article here.

    More and more websites are coming up with ways to prevent people from sharing their stories without just sending readers straight to their site. As a result, Exposing the Big Game will be, from this point on, posting articles like this on the book’s Facebook site instead:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exposing-the-Big-Game-Living-Targets-of-a-Dying-Sport/339476192767468

    Please visit (and like) that site regularly for the latest posted articles. But don’t give up on this site, We’ll still be bringing you original articles as well as Action Alerts from non-profit animal groups the world over.

    And if you’re dying to view the animal abuse video ASAP, to view everything-that’s-wrong-with-big-game-hunting, go here:

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/leaked-animal-abuse-video-shows-everything-thats-wrong-with-big-game-hunting

     

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