Former National Hockey League player Tim Brent recently posted pictures on Twitter to celebrate the animals that he successfully killed during a recent hunting expedition, and people are disgusted.
Brent is a former hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Anaheim Ducks. He and his wife, Eva Shockley-Brent, live in Cambridge.
He was recently hunting in the Yukon territory. During his jaunt, he killed a moose and a grizzly bear.
He posted photos on Twitter to chronicle the experience.
I know Eva spilled the beans about part of my hunt but I was fortunate enough to cut 2 tags in the Yukon. Any guess… https://t.co/5yyokIY4Ae— Tim Brent (@Tim Brent)1536540038.0
Lots of you guessed it! Moose and Grizzly Bear are the 2 tags I was able to cut in the Yukon! Did you know on ave… https://t.co/kcRZJ5PSHQ— Tim Brent (@Tim Brent)1536583247.0
Alright folks, here is my Mountain Grizzly! We put an awesome stalk on him but he spotted us at about 75 yards. Ins… https://t.co/YAT5kEgZZU— Tim Brent (@Tim Brent)1536619241.0
You know there is only ONE animal that has a backstrap this big!!!! A BIG, OLD, YUKON MOOSE!You know there is only… https://t.co/3Y3pLpnMPU— Tim Brent (@Tim Brent)1536702049.0
MY YUKON MOOSE I am absolutely humbled by this animal. We all have times we hunt hard and don’t get rewarded, and… https://t.co/9lZoVjMPGP— Tim Brent (@Tim Brent)1536774048.0
But instead of being met with adoration for his virile hunting conquest, Brent was met with disgust and anger.
The news that his animal killings were received badly shouldn't be a shock, what with Tess Thompson Talley's giraffe slaughter infuriating people everywhere.
However, Brent is attempting to use the guise that his family eats the animal's meat to defend himself from the criticism he has received since posting the photos.
One of the many reasons I hunt! Moose, bear, elk and wild boar fill my family’s freezer!One of the many reasons I h… https://t.co/N01IsTt4Mb— Tim Brent (@Tim Brent)1537141245.0
That's an interesting stance for Bent to make, since bear meat is not known to be particularly tasty and can even make you very sick.
Brent even went so far as to call himself a "conservationist" when he posted about a threat he received.
This is what we are up against as Hunters and conservationists! These are the types of messages I am getting on tw… https://t.co/ESDzizzaVb— Tim Brent (@Tim Brent)1536932440.0
But he's not a very responsible conservationist because the Yukon government has listed grizzly bears to be of "vulnerable" conservation status, and their predator is listed as "humans".
People are furious at Tim Brent's killing habit.
@CHIMPSINSOCKS A murderous, thick, dislikable, psychopathic cunt— Kevin Bishop (@Kevin Bishop)1537034571.0
Karma karma....such a beautiful spirited animal, yeah I'm talking about the bear.....you on the other hand are a be… https://t.co/fJSWhbsIo0— Jo Frost (@Jo Frost)1537041079.0
Well done you Disgusting Coward... https://t.co/pVtkHBLikx— Ricky Grover (@Ricky Grover)1537050114.0
You were armed with guns. Hardly a fair fight. And he was only defending himself. You have nothing whatsoever to be… https://t.co/ab2HnMbqBk— (((Frances Coppola))) (@(((Frances Coppola))))1537044918.0
@Brenter37 Do you really not look at that picture and wonder what on earth you have done? I am so saddened at your… https://t.co/AOZDC4I1O4— Charlie Marriott #FUSE (@Charlie Marriott #FUSE)1537019447.0
@Brenter37 What I would give to see that paw alive and slapping you across the face.— Gilbert (@Gilbert)1536744030.0
@Brenter37 Gonna follow in the steps of the other serial killers and move on to people next?— Gage Storer (@Gage Storer)1536941601.0
@Brenter37 Pure coward trash.— Michael (@Michael)1536952494.0
@Brenter37 So “humbled” you killed it? 😔— Emma Smith (@Emma Smith)1536929657.0
@Brenter37 You poor horrible excuse of a human being ! You throughly disgust me— Sophie Austin (@Sophie Austin)1537014049.0
@Brenter37 If this is what you call a reward instead on seeing this beautiful animal run free and see his majestic… https://t.co/jjJDerJYJ6— Charlotte Akers (@Charlotte Akers)1536855257.0
@Brenter37 It doesn’t make it any better to see your freezer filled with bear. You killed a magnificent wild animal… https://t.co/eutXz0X0VN— ArchieBoy (@ArchieBoy)1537177910.0
Mr. Brent, in case you were wondering, Oxford defines "conservationist" as,
"A person who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife."
I don't see much protection or preservation going on, sir.