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Former Pro-Hockey Player Posts Photo Of Slain Bear, Receives Death Threats And Backlash From The Internet

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This week a former Canadian pro-hockey player has received multiple death threats after posting to Twitter about hunting and killing a grizzly bear.

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The 34-year-old Tim Brent posted a photo, grinning ear to ear over a deceased grizzly bear with a disturbing caption.

Brent went on to explain that the creature had spotted him at around 75 yards and instead of the bear taking off, he turned and came straight to the hunters.

Brent shared “It was very easy to tell this boar owned the valley we were hunting in and wasn’t scared of anything!”

The former Toronto Maple Leafs hockey player from Canada’s National Hockey League additionally posted photos of his very own Yukon moose — sharing that he was absolutely ‘humbled’ by him.

Since the tweet has been posted, Brent has received an influx of critics not only for his hunting habits but as well as being so positive and proud of them.

The tweet where Brent poses over the deceased bear has over 23,000 comments and counting.

Many celebrities have even taken notice of the controversial picture, including none other than animal rights activist, Ricky Gervais.

A user by the name of Christian additionally commented with “Timmy you’re about to make a lot of people who like you not like you as much.” to which Brent quipped back with…



Most of the comments call Brent a coward (and other explicit names) shaming the former hockey player for his hunting ways.

Brent has since tweeted saying he had multiple received death threats – sharing, “These are the types of messages I am getting on twitter in response to my moose and bear hunts.

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“I would love to know what constitutes a threat or abuse for Twitter? This is what we are up against as Hunters.” Brent said.

Brent most recently shared a photo to Twitter of his freezer fully stocked with multiple wrapped, frozen packages with the caption:

“One of the many reasons I hunt! Moose, bear, elk and wild boar fill my family’s freezer! One of the many reasons I hunt! Moose, bear, elk and wild boar fill my family’s freezer!”

But not before posting a photo of what appears to be the skinned carcass of a moose alongside his father-in-law, a rainbow shining behind them. The caption reads: “You know there is only ONE animal that has a backstrap this big!!!! A BIG, OLD, YUKON MOOSE! You know there is only ONE animal that has a backstrap this big!!!! A BIG, OLD, YUKON MOOSE!”

And as you can imagine, both images were filled with even more nasty comments. Maybe Brent will take the hint and lay low for a while before his next Twitter assault…

To help stop animals from being poached, do your part and sign the Stop Hunters from Killing Innocent Bear and Wolf Families petition, today.

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