The images, downright Walter Palmer-esque in their blithe celebration of cruelty, show a man crouched over a dead lion. Another image depicts the same pose with a warthog. Unsurprisingly, after these photos began circulating, the internet had a field day.
In response, Ponzetto says social media is the real villain here. He killed the lion years ago, he says, while on a safari in Tanzania, a spokesman told The Local. His take? Being a vet is "not incompatible" with hunting for sport morally or professionally.