Luciano Ponzetto defended himself saying "Being a veterinarian is not incompatible with hunting, either morally or professionally,"
The Veterinarians Guild agreed "hunting is a hobby regulated by the law, which does not allow us to take measures against him."
While Ponzetto's last hunting trip proved to be deadly. The vet slipped on the ice and fell 100ft down a ravine trying to shoot wild birds.
An Italian police officer told The Sun: "His body was recovered by helicopter and taken to a local hospital. It looks like he slipped and fell when he was out hunting. He died instantly, and there was nothing that could be done."
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