Infamous Pro-Hunting Vet Dies While Shooting Birds (Photos)

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A veterinarian widely criticized for hunting large game animals fell 100 feet to his death while firing at wild birds in Italy.

According to officials, the infamous veterinarian, 55-year-old Luciano Ponzetto, plunged down a ravine while hunting birds for food with friends near the Italian city of Turin, reports The Sun.

“We were called by the mountain rescue services who had been alerted to the incident by someone who was out with him,” said a spokesman for the Italian police force, according to The Sun. “His body was recovered by helicopter and taken to a local hospital.”

The spokesman said that officers believe Ponzetto slipped during the hunt and “died instantly.”

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