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Hunter Dies Falling Off Cliff During Hunt, After Posing Next To Dead Lion

Luciano Ponzetto, a veterinarian who caused an uproar on social media after sharing pictures of his trophy kills, was found dead at the bottom of a ravine while out hunting. The news has sparked many animal lovers to call the 55-year-old’s untimely death “karma.” 

Controversy erupted last year when Ponzetto shared a picture of himself proudly posing next to a lion he had just killed. The picture ignited fury across the Internet and resulted in him being forced to step down as the medical director of a kennel business.


Despite being criticized for working with animals and also hunting them leisurely, Ponzetto previously stated, “I know that I have done nothing wrong. I am being criticized by people who do not know me, I have always loved my work and have always loved animals. I will carry on hunting until the law changes.”

Luciano Ponzetto had recently returned from a hunting trip in Canada where he boasted about some of his kills. However, Luciano reportedly had a fatal accident when he was out on a trip shooting wild birds to eat with friends in the Italian city of Turin. Officials state that Ponzetto slipped on ice, which resulted in him falling down a 100ft ravine at Colle delle Oche.

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