One can imagine Cecil the Lion and his friends giving the big game hunter a karmic push. RIP Dr. Ponzetto - many animals will now be able to live in peace
WASHINGTON, December 14, 2016 – Luciano Ponzetto, a big game hunter, and veterinarian, who sparked worldwide fury receiving death threats and hate mail after posing next to a lion he had killed during a Tanzanian safari, has died after falling 100ft down a ravine.
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Ponzetto was as vilified as Bloomington, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer who killed Cecil, a beloved Zimbabwe lion. The lion was lured from his protected home in Hwange National Park, shot and then tracked for hours until he was killed. Ponzetto lost his position as medical director of a veterinary group after he was attacked on social media for his hunting by groups that felt that killing animals was not compatible with his work as an animal protector.
“We are totally opposed to any form of hunting or abuse of animals, whether they be wild or domestic,” the association that runs the kennels said in a statement at the time.
The veterinarian was subjected to death threats after his image, next to the magnificent animals – a lion, warthog and mountain goat – that he shot for sport and trophy.
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