The notorious vet who sparked a backlash after posing with the massive sport animals he shot, died whereas looking birds in Italy. 55-year-old Luciano Ponzetto had a veterinary clinic close to Turin. After footage of him with trophy kills emerged on social media (suppose lions, leopards and deers) , animal rights activists began a marketing campaign towards him. There was even a Fb web page devoted to the shaming of Luciano Ponzetto. The vet additionally acquired some dying threats.
When all of this occurred a 12 months in the past, Luciano Ponzetto defended himself saying that being a vet “shouldn’t be incompatible with looking, both morally or professionally”. Italy’s Veterinarians’ Guild was on Ponzetto’s facet, stating that “looking is a passion regulated by the legislation, which doesn’t enable us to take measures towards him.”
Ponzetto’s final looking journey proved to be deadly. The vet slipped on the ice and fell 100ft down a rivine whereas attempting to shoot wild birds. An Italian police officer instructed The Solar: “His physique was recovered by helicopter and brought to a neighborhood hospital… It seems like he slipped and fell when he was out looking. He died immediately and there was nothing that may very well be achieved.”