Zlatan Ibrahimovic Incurs Wrath Of Animal Rights Group After Shooting Enormous 500kg Moose During Christmas Hunting Trip

Chris Wright

30th, December 2014


By Chris Wright


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has incurred the wrath of several animal rights groups after shooting an enormous 500kg moose during a Christmas hunting expedition in his native Sweden.

According to the grisly details published in Swedish newspaper Expressen, Ibrahimovic killed the half-ton moose with one shot through the heart – much to the delight of Bo Skold, the head of the Swedish Hunting Association.

“You’ll have to start by saying congratulations,” Skold beamed. “That is a large moose, whether it’s your first time or not.”

However, news of Zlatan’s kill wasn’t greeted quite so warmly by Camilla Björkbom, a member of Sweden’s Animal Rights’ Union, who told Expressen:

“It is problematic. It is always problematic when famous people do things like that, because then it looks like they support this type of activities.”

It should be pointed out that and hunting is a perfectly legal and popular pastime in Sweden, with Ibrahimovic believed to have held a full hunting licence since 2010.

In fact, the striker has confessed his love for fishing and hunting several times in the past, even starring in a Volvo advert in which he drove out into the tundra and took aim at a deer down the scope of his rifle…

(Via Guardian)

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  1. Bear says:

    Love you Pies, but really? Zlatan goes hunting, “a perfectly legal and popular pastime in Sweden” as you state, and one person expresses their slight discontent, and it’s labeled “incurs wrath”… (sigh) Something out of nothing, just like your friends in the print biz.

  2. JR says:

    I think everyone is looking for any excuse to show that video again!

  3. Jarren says:

    Haha yeah JR, what an epic video!

    I’m a vegetarian, but I see nothing wrong with Zlatan choosing to do what he is legally allowed to do.

    It is his decision, he is allowed to do it.

    Of course it’s not something I would do myself, but I sure as hell will not stop another person from doing something just because I do not agree with it personally.

    That’s a very slippery slope.

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