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Hunting Photos Glorify Violence, but ‘Kill Kendall Jones’ Facebook Page Apparently Doesn’t

Facebook recently removed the controversial pictures of Texas cheerleader Kendall Jones with animals that she had hunted in Africa. 

The Texas Tech University sophomore had outraged animal activists with her Facebook page that displayed photos of her posing with carcasses of leopards, lions, and rhinos.

A Facebook spokesperson told Mashable that the pictures violated the social network’s standards. They were said to have broken Facebook’s rule regarding “graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence,” as outlined on this ”Facebook Community Standards” page. 

“We remove reported content that promotes poaching of endangered species, the sale of animals for organized fight or content that includes extreme acts of animal abuse,” the spokesperson said. 

An online petition that called on Mark Zuckerberg to “Remove the page of Kendall Jones that promotes animal cruelty” had earned over 325,000 signatures by the time the photos were removed, but the spokesperson said this did not influence the decision to take down the photos. 

Apparently, though, a Facebook page entitled “Kill Kendall Jones” does not violate Facebook standards. The page, which has earned almost 1,000 “likes,” displays the same photos that were taken down from Jones’s original page. 

The page also displays this creative Photoshop job:

 

Juneau Empire reporter Matt Woolbright reported the page as “harassment” and a “credible threat of violence” when he came across it. But Facebook responded that the page did not violate the site’s Community Standards:

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