And they can be blonde, cheerleaders too! (shocking)
First off, what does the fact that she is a blonde, cheerleader from Texas have to do with anything? Every article has this description in the headline. I am offended as a blonde, former-cheerleader conservationist living in Texas that they are using those adjectives in such a negative connotation. Just because you have any one of these things, does not mean you should or should not be a hunter. Having any one of these things does not define who you are or should be as a person.
Second, from what I have read scanning anti-, pro- and neutral opinion hunting news sources she isn’t recklessly venturing out into the African wilderness shooting every animal in sight (which, by the way, is what Teddy Roosevelt – the “Father of Conservation” – did … but I digress). Yes, she has shot animals which are considered to be “in danger” or “threatened” (NOT endangered) but she shot these animals in fenced game ranches where, sometimes, animals need to be culled (and the professional hunter who has to accompany her during every trek knows exactly which animals those are). And she didn’t shoot to kill all of these animals. Some of them, including a white rhino, were shot with a tranquilizer dart. The photos of her with those animals aren’t any different than the photos I took during my trip (but I’m not going to have my own TV show so I guess it doesn’t matter as much).
Here are some important things most “animal lovers” don’t grasp about hunters: