Tuesday, 24 June 2014

An Open Letter to Kendall Jones - the Hunter Who Has Become The Hunted

(update 27.6.16  - Since writing this 'open letter ' 2 years ago I am glad to see it is still getting widely read. Oddly enough it is  still the most popular post on my blog. I still get the pathetic mostly anonymous career wreck/rape/injury/death/ threats from p*ssed off hunters (hence every comment is screened now) and I am still filled with disgust by hunters.  May it long continue to p*ss off hunters while it spreads it's message. Kendall Jones is not the only one involved in these atrocities but she was the one who in her desperation for fame & attention managed to highlight that this vile activity belonged in dusty history books and NOT in modern times). In hindsight  2 years later would I have written it a bit differently? Possibly, probably! I wrote it in a moment of annoyance instead of with a cool calm collected journalistic head, but write it I did, and by it I still stand! - Marilyn Michaels )

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To Kendall Jones

You may note I did not start off with the word 'dear' - for I do not wish to address you in an endearing manner

You will also note that I am one of the many people, who have paid a visit to your  page https://www.facebook.com/officialkendalljones/ and left comments. Polite comments which were immediately deleted and blocked.



Does this look like respect for the dead?

So were  my comments praising you? No indeed they were not. They were letting you know what I think of you and your atrocities.

By the same token, were my comments threatening you? Were they abusive?  Were they calling you foul names? (etc etc etc) No indeed they were not. You see Kendall I do not condone abuse, threats of violence, swearing or name calling. No I do not condone these things at all,  yet nor can I understand what makes you such a sick and twisted person to want to go kill any animal, regardless of  if the animal is cute , beautiful  or not.  ALL  have a right to life and you do not have the right to take that life away. 

Thus I can fully understand why your actions have moved so many  people to threaten you, to wish ill upon you, to call you every rude name under the sun and then some!  For that, I am afraid you only have yourself to blame.

So  what has driven people to this anger and outrage? What has made the hunter become the hunted?

Could it possibly be down to the photos of a once beautiful and majestic lion that you stole the life from and then braggingly posted  upon that Facebook page? Could it possibly be down to the other pictures videos and comments where you brag  about your atrocities?






  
Here you are  again Kendall, demonstrating  arrogance contempt and lack of respect for the lion you murdered




and  look ,here you are again Kendall, actually having the nerve to stand
on this elephant , the life of which you stole.


 You said: '' First dangerous 7 game down!! One of the prettiest animals in all of the land! ''

I say: you think killing this once beautiful leopard is something to smile, smirk and laugh about Kendall?



Most children (and adults)  would  give anything to see a leopard in the wild just  to admire it,  but even as a child all Kendall Jones cared about was killing them



So Kendall, I get the feeling this is why people have commented on your Facebook page. The hunter has become the hunted. Thousands of messages  from shocked and angry people have  landed on your page and told you exactly what they think of you faster than you can block and ban them.


You thought you could silence some of them didn't you Kendall? 
 You thought wrong. You certainly have not silenced me have you Kendall, because you inspired me to write this piece. Every time I take a moment to peek at your Facebook page I see the flood of angry, bewildered and shocked comments aimed  your way, far more against you than for you. Does that not tell you something?

 Various Petitions against you are springing up left right and centre and thousands are signing them.  These petitions range from calls to have Facebook remove your page to calls for you to be banned from entering Africa.

Does that not tell you  something? If what you are doing is 'so right' to you, why are so many speaking up and speaking out against you?  You may feel you are just doing what you enjoy . You may feel there is nothing wrong in what you do and have a right to do it. Oddly enough the Nazis thought the same.



People said it was crazy when women wanted the vote -
People said it was crazy to  want an end  to slavery -
People said it was crazy to want to end Apartheid -
Crazy, radical, whatever you wish to call it Kendall  but  there will always be people like us and we will keep fighting against injustice, animal exploiters, hunters and hunting and we WILL win this war eventually
So you think those of us who are vegetarian, vegan,  anti-cruelty, anti-exploitation,anti-hunting etc  are crazy don't you Kendall.   You like to poke  fun on your page at those of us who have respect and compassion for our fellow planet dwellers. That is fine, you can think that if you wish, but perhaps next time you preen in front of the mirror  take a good long hard look at yourself  and see the truth of an ugly soul looking back at you.

Your vanity in it's sickening need to proudly pose next to a dead animal is highly unattractive. Your need to place your foot upon  the body of an animal is a concern. I suggest you get some therapy and soon.


                                 her teeth may be bleached  white  these days but her bloodlust remains the same
It seems to me you grew up sick and twisted Kendall. While most teen girls worried about boys  and had pop star crushes, you were busy  killing  wildlife  and thus crushing the life out of them

                                                       you are pictured here with your first rhino kill  Kendall. Disgusting!  

  
  You talk about conservation Kendall,  that is a big CON yes
The only reason hunters spout about conservation is because they want plenty of animals to kill!
Please don't try to kid us OR yourself that you give a damn about wildlife Kendall
People that give a damn don't go chasing around the world spending  thousands of dollars to kill
Those that give a damn simply donate money to protect the world's wildlife

Do not claim you want to help, help should never be offered with a price tag, especially if that price is the loss of a life.
And that reminds me Kendall, posting the picture below about how you were going to take these  things over for the poor children in Africa  may make you feel like Lady Bountiful  but I put it to you that the thousands of dollars you spend killing  just one lion or other wildlife is more money than the average African will see in a lifetime, or many lifetimes! It would probably build a school, or a hospital. If you really truly cared Kendall you would put your money to that, instead of trying to fool people that you are about conservation.  Kendall, you only care about blasting at some animal who has done nothing to you. You only care about getting your  self publicity and perhaps a TV show. ( If you do, we will be ready with our boycotts!!) .  Well you are getting that publicity now aren't you Kendall, albeit perhaps not the kind you would like! Mud sticks. As it should!



Dear Reader, thank you for taking the time  to read this. (May I ask that you please share this with likeminded friends? ) Thank you to those who take the time to leave a comment.

  If you are as angered as I am at the atrocious activities by Kendall Jones and other hunters like her, then please be pro-active and fuel that energy into something positive , It is easy to just type angry comments, but it does not change anything. Make your voice heard in a more positive way . Many of the trophy hunters come from the USA thus   please contact the Director of US Fish and Wildlife Service to  demand a ban on the import of 'trophys' into America  

https://twitter.com/DirectorDanAshe




 Have something to say? Feel free to comment below.  (threatening or abusive comments directed at anyone will not make it to the page, state your opinion by all means no matter which side you are on, but do so in an adult manner) )

You will also find me on my pro Facebook here       Join me  on Twitter here

I would also suggest reading this excellent piece here via Canned Lion Org who campaign against canned hunting.  Do please visit their website and read about the important work they do.

 PS: A  'go visit' plug for  great anti-hunting Facebook pages too  (run by ethical people not extremists  - I do not condone or support extremist behaviour)

 We Will Not Be Silenced About Hunters   https://www.facebook.com/WeWillNotBeSilencedAboutHunters

Hunt The Trophy Hunters
https://www.facebook.com/HuntTheTrophyHunters

The Real Kendall Jones Exposed
https://www.facebook.com/The-Real-Kendall-Jones-Exposed-754989901225153/






  (c) Marilyn Michaels














49 comments:

  1. Thank you Igor , ( I am saddened I have to write such a post in the first place but we must Stand Up Speak Out )

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  2. she is sick. what right does she have to kill anything? Emma

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  3. if only that leopard could turn and rip her stupid smirking face off...that would be some justice!

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  4. when will we see a trophee of you dead with a hunter foot upon your bitch head, this could be fun...

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    1. Well I must be doing something right that you leave such a comment, thus underling the fact that hunters and their supporters are sick twisted people . Let me let you into a little secret though, by all means, hide behind 'anon' to make your comment, I have not hidden, I stand up and speak out. however, in case you were thinking that using the 'anon' way to comment HIDES you, let me tell you the secret...your IP address is NOT hidden ;-)

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    2. All we need to do is pay someone enough to drag you into the bush, sink a knife into your guts and leave you for the wildlife, whether in Africa or US.

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    3. please understand that even when posting anon IPs show up and threats are illegal even over the internet

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  5. Love this article. People like Kendall don't understand true conservation. They want more canned hunting facilities as they think that is how we "save" wildlife. Wildlife "puppy mills" that pump out more animals to kill. It is despicable. Or pay off corrupt officials to get a permit to make their murders "legal". She is nothing but a butcher.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. We must all stand together and keep making our voices heard .

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  6. Hi Emma, yes it is a sickness !! They obviously need therapy!

    Hi Mass, while I don't walk the 'eye for an eye' road, I fully understand why you may feel that way!!

    thank you for you r comments

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  7. She is one sick individual. It shows the mentality of her that she finds it fun to pose next to a dead animal that would not have had a chance against a gun, put them together without a gun and see how she would get on. Dont think she would be smiling then !!!!

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    1. thank you for taking the time to comment. I am inclined to agree. I am sure there is an adrenaline rush for these people but there has to be a better way of getting that rush. Stealing a life should not be it! We must all #StandTogetherSpeakOut

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  8. It is still a big question mark for me (and this will always be) why they call this hunting. The animal does not stand a chance against the weaponry used. It's simply destroying nature without any respect. It's sickening.

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  9. thanks for taking a stand against the cruel practice of trophy hunting... especially exposing someone who has started so young and is followed by so many.

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  10. Hi Margrit, normally my response to a 'thanks' is to say 'a pleasure' but of course I can take no pleasure in having to write this post, it would naturally be more of a pleasure to see this all stop. But I thank YOU for not just reading but for also taking the time to comment. If we all keep spreading the word I believe we will one day win the good fight!

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  11. Thanks for putting the anti-hunting viewpoint out there, and so succinctly.
    Furthermore I had no idea what a, so-called, green hunt is. Having now read the NSPCA (SA) position paper on "green" hunting I think it should be equally comdemmed. Give these merciless bloody killers a lick of the finger and they will take one's entire arm. And then call it "fun".

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  12. I agree totally Mandy. To dart an animal unfortunately has to be done sometimes to tag, radio collar, treat illness or injury, and of course all anaesthetic carries a degree of risk, but WHAT kind of person gets actual PLEASURE out of shooting a dart (or bow or bullet) at an animal?? What mindset do they have?? It would be so different if they just wanted to accompany a vet doing his or her treatment, for the wonder of being close to wildlife, but to want to aim and shoot, no there is something wrong there!! Very very wrong! Isn't this why computer games were invented? So people could shoot away without harming anything!! Maybe we need 'robot' animals for hunters to hunt if they can't squash that Aim And Fire mentality.... thank you for taking the time to comment Mandy :-)

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  13. very well said Marilyn, there are so many people who agree with you on this. I was also banned from her page because I sad I felt sorry for her because her parents never taught her how to enjoy the beauty of a living animal, wild and free. She is an ignorant, vain cruel kid, maybe in the future she will learn how wrong she is but I doubt that very much.

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  14. Thank you Marilyn for your standing up against this horrible behavior. You do so intelligently and evenhandedly without compromise. We certainly need more people like you shining a light on trophy hunting. Too seldom is it mentioned that Kendall is killing Endangered Species. Our biodiversity is in crisis with dire consequences threatening our future. Killing beautiful, rare animals is a crime against humanity and nature.

    Ken Jones, CEO
    A-TeamForWildlife.org
    "Serving youth saving endangered species"

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  15. I so agree with you Christa, she was raised by hunters, but heck I was raised by meateaters and thought for myself!( I am vege) ;-) She is sadly ignorant vain & cruel, yet she thinks she is right. Well one day she will be judged, not just by us, but by Karma and beyond. We will fight them on the beaches, in the bush, and on Twitter, Facebook, and various media platforms!! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment :-)

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  16. Thank you Ken. To me all hunting is wrong, be it 'endangered species'' or one that is not, however I do hear you! I will be popping over to your website for a good read! (sadly I think all species were endangered from the invention of humans, including ourselves!)

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  17. How sad !! As a rule I don't speak up about something unless I feel their a strong need for it. Saying that, I never dug people downright killing animals, unless it is for hunting food / human survival. NEVER trophy's where the head is mounted on a board and put on display. That seriously sickens me.

    Note: One photo (Rhino) is taken from a GREEN HUNT (sedated, tagged, etc..) I'm cool with that, as long as no animal is harmed in the process.

    Gary Brown - Katy Texas, USA

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  18. I have had a lovely message sent to me privately via my Facebook page. I asked if I could copy it and post and was given permission to, so thank you Jan Pedley.

    (As I have switched off 'anon' comments To anyone else not registered here who is wishing me to post a message on their behalf if they do not have an account here, I am happy to do so, providing it is not full of swearing , threats , or abuse!

    Message is as follows: ''Dear Marilyn, had to drop you a line. Beautifully written and to the point, just loved your open letter to Kendall Jones, I wrote her a short polite message but doubt she even opened it. I have signed sooo many petitions and got in touch with powers that be re import of trophy hunting goods.

    Its so very sad to see this girl, one of so many, with such a total disregard for the life of another being. Breaks my heart daily to be honest. But people like yourself keep me believing there is good out there and a change may happen one day before its too late. regards Jan ''

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  19. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment Gary , appreciated. I think it is important to stand up for what we believe in indeed!! :-)

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  20. Marilyn, a wonderful letter. Kendall is a loser, big time. Why not try helping the people instead of killing what would bring tourist dollars to their country and help them earn a living.

    Be careful of anything from International Animal Rescue Fund. This guy is a fraud. https://www.facebook.com/WEEACInternational/posts/331730950234125.

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  21. Kendall is a rue female psychopath, a really sick person.

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  22. She already thrill-kill;ed before she had real breasts. Psycho kid.

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  23. Hi Patricia

    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment .

    Yes she was a 'thrill killer' at a young age. Albeit I don't think breasts (or lack of) should come into it

    there are many 'Kendall's out there, being raised by hunting parents, all we can do is try to stop that circle, to make people aware.

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  24. So many of us are outraged by this post, by what it depicts but by the same token, it is that same vicious circle with those who eat meat. I am sure there are many reading my blog with a burger in hand feeling just as outraged about hunters.

    Yet all exploitation of animals, be it for meat, fur, vanity, hunting, whatever, makes me outraged, which will probably come out in another post. However Rome was not built in a day, and every step that people take upon the road to ending animal exploitation and unnecessary suffering is a good one.

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  25. Thank you Marilyn for taking the time to write that letter. I wonder how she was brought up by parents who taught her that killing was ok and fun. It's time now for her to open her mind and think of what she is doing and leave her sordid past behind.It's really sad

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  26. I would love to kick the stupid, hateful, smirking, moronic, loathsome, vile, disgusting bitch to death - and I'm a woman! Somehow it seems a million times worse to me to see a 'woman' and I use the term loosely, committing vile, violent and totally unnecessary acts. Maybe she's pretty on the outside, but SHE IS SO UGLY ON THE INSIDE! Piece of slime, with her foot on that lion, if only the king of beasts was only kidding and came back to life and ripped her limb from limb and digit to digit.

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  27. YUP YOU'RE IGNORANT AND STUPID!! WTF HAS THIS WORLD COME TO WHEN WE VALUE ANIMAL LIFE ABOVE HUMAN LIFE?? WE CHOOSE TO DENY GOD AND ELEVATE ANIMALS ABOVE HUMANS. THAT'S JUST WRONG. ABORTION IS OK (KILLING HUMAN BABIES) BUT NOT ANIMALS FOR FOOD?? YOU'RE THE IGNORANT FUCK HERE, NOT THIS WONDERFUL GIRL KENDALL.

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  28. HYPOCRITES. LMAO YOU'RE STUPID!!!

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  29. Bet you don't approve most comment.
    I would have to ask, just who in the hell are you to judge....

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  30. The green hunt was for the rhino she darted on her last trip to Africa this year. The photo you posted above as a 13 year old with her first white rhino was a real kill. From her Facebook page: 'The first animal I ever shot was a White Rhino with a .416 Remington!!'

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  31. I read this only because I was actually curious to see what was said. Honestly you are entitled to your opinion to belittle her for her choices. But, it's not for you or the rest of the world to tell her that her actions are wrong. She is living her life the way she wants too. No one can take that away from her. I find it funny that people react this way over legal kills of non endangered animals. There are people right now as we speak killing endangered animals for whatever they can get money off of. Instead of sitting here and bashing a teen for her actions; why don't you ban together to help stop poaching. Donate money to Africa to help them get better security and security systems for their game preserves. Wait you probably won't you would rather sit here sign a online petition and be hateful and rude because you don't agree with someone, or because her morals differ from yours.

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  32. This is an excellent article and I agree on every single word. I am a hunter´s daughter and that might put me in a bad light but I don´t recall any bragging or photos with a smile like " I am the KING"!!!! The arse lickers who favour Kendall Jones claim to have the only true answers and statistics but they only reply with invectives and " go to hell" or "see a psychiatrist" and I wonder what kind of truth telling is that? I will share you article as much as possible and I share your opinion and it was a great reading!!!!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, So sorry for long delay in reply. I would find it very hard to be a hunters daughter!! Whilst I loathe all forms of hunting, and all killing of fellow living creatures, trophy hunting ad the bragging smiles are the worst!

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  33. Your quote Marilyn is " Have something to say? Feel free to comment below. (threatening or abusive comments directed at anyone will not make it to the page, state your opinion by all means no matter which side you are on, but do so in an adult manner)" Well it's obvious you are not a woman of your word or you would have removed half of the comments on this blog. if only that leopard could turn and rip her stupid smirking face off...that would be some justice!...... when will we see a trophee of you dead with a hunter foot upon your bitch head, this could be fun... You are not GOD and it is not up to you to judge. Let's get into your closet of skeletons and talk about that....
    Respectfully

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    1. Dear Keith, sorry for delay in reply. I did not immediately moderate comments to this blog, that came after a while, and you sure won't get to see the overly threatening comments that were directed my way! I do not condone threats to EITHER side. The part you quote me on '' Have something to say? Feel free to comment below. (threatening or abusive comments directed at anyone will not make it to the page, state your opinion by all means no matter which side you are on, but do so in an adult manner)" was ADDED later after the comments you quote were published. I am always a girl of my word. So heed these words ''I will fight against hunting and other wrongs until my last breath'' Ok? Again sorry for delay in reply but it is always busy in Radio Girl World. Good day to you

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  34. I love these ridiculous comments like the one above that says "she's just doing what she loves to do so leave her alone" If there was no outrage or condemnation, these trophy hunters would wipe out all the big game in the world. Have they not heard that 52% of our wildlife has disappeared? If you enjoyed raping and torturing kids, should people leave you alone? I know....it's legal to kill animals and it's CONservation. It's time trophy hunting is banned and becomes illegal. It took a lot of work to get other disgusting practices banned in history but we can't seem to evolve with regards to killing and mistreating animals. People speak out so this will change. If people cant' understand why some of us "can't leave it alone", they are of the same mentality as Kendall and are already a lost cause so we really don't care what you have to say.

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    1. Indeed Jill, indeed! Thank you for taking the time to comment and sorry for delay in reply

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  35. I discovered the Kendal Jones' species with the slaughtering of Cecil the lion, at first I couldn't believe it even existed... but America is another planet where one can buy a wee riffle for a kid of 3 years of age (pink for girls, blue for boys)!! Most people I tried to tell didn't even believe me, so I had to show them this kind of thing: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/05/crickett-rifle-marketing-kids

    Sad, sad, sad... it's like no one is asking themselves what/who gave birth to hundreds of monsters who love killing from an early age!! A culturally created pathology..

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  36. I have tried to comment here a few times so why do my comments never appear? strange that! Or do you only publish from people agreeing with you miss high and mighty radio star? Keep your nose out of our business! I don't tell ya how to act or what to play or say on the radio. Keep your damned nose O U T

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    1. It IS my business 'Anon' . As a citizen of this planet. Wildlife belongs to the planet. As for your other comments, if they contained threats and abuse that's why they did not make it to the page. There are still lots of comments to get through so you may find yours appear later if they were polite and non abusive or threatening., ALL comments are now moderated on this page since almost 2 years. Thanks to pathetic cowardly knuckleheads making threats.

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  37. Thank you Constance :-) Well said

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