Former hockey player receives death threats for killing grizzly bear

Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, 34, of Ontario, shared a picture of himself hugging the bear's body on Twitter after the Yukon hunt, prompting a big reaction.

A former Canadian professional hockey player has received death threats after boasting about hunting and killing a grizzly bear on Twitter earlier this week.

Tim Brent, 34, shared a picture of himself embracing the bear's body on social media after the hunt in Yukon, Canada, saying he had killed the creature after an "impressive stalk".

"He saw us about 75 meters away, instead of taking off, he turned and walked towards us, it was very easy to say that this boar was the owner of the valley where we were hunting and he was not afraid of anything," he explained.

MailOnline contacted Tim Brent to get more comments.

Brent, who used to play in the National Hockey League of Canada and the Maple Leafs in Toronto, has received a great negative reaction with many British celebrities who join the chorus of disapproval.

Comedian Ricky Gervais, who is a fervent supporter of animal rights, mocked his message by saying, "I bet that killing this beautiful bear gave Tim a big boost as well."

And Sherlock's star, Amanda Abbington, unveiled her feelings in an extremely energetic post, saying: "You're a c ***. A stupid, inbred and insensitive piece of s *** c ***. & # 39;

Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, 34, of Ontario, shared a picture of himself hugging the bear's body on Twitter after the Yukon hunt, prompting a big reaction.

Former professional hockey player Tim Brent, 34, of Ontario, shared a picture of himself hugging the bear's body on Twitter after the Yukon hunt, prompting a big reaction.

Brent looks for his wife Eva Shockey-Brent, one of the only women who appeared on the cover of Field & Stream magazine, an important publication on hunting and outdoor activities.

Brent looks for his wife Eva Shockey-Brent, one of the only women who appeared on the cover of Field & Stream magazine, an important publication on hunting and outdoor activities.

Brent looks for his wife Eva Shockey-Brent, one of the only women who appeared on the cover of Field & Stream magazine, an important publication on hunting and outdoor activities.

Actress Brooke Vincent and writer Grace Dent also added their voices to the chorus of disapproval, and the latter said:

Since then, Tim has shared a threatening meaage, and also said he had received a threatening message from someone who said they would "get a Mexican cartel to hit him."

The former athlete complained: "This is what we face as hunters and conservationists."

In another publication, he explained on average, a & # 39; unique Grizzly eats around 40 calves Moose and Caribou during each birthing season & # 39;

Comedian Ricky Gervais and Sherlock star Amanda Abbington were among celebrities in the UK to join the chorus of criticism, while others said they had nothing to be proud of and that the animal was not theirs to kill.

Comedian Ricky Gervais and Sherlock star Amanda Abbington were among celebrities in the UK to join the chorus of criticism, while others said they had nothing to be proud of and that the animal was not theirs to kill.

Comedian Ricky Gervais and Sherlock star Amanda Abbington were among celebrities in the UK to join the chorus of criticism, while others said they had nothing to be proud of and that the animal was not theirs to kill.

Others defended Brent, who hunts with his wife Eva Shockey-Brent, who is one of the only women to appear on the cover of Field & Stream magazine, one of the main hunting publications and outdoor activities.

A supporter wrote: This is not a young bear. One of the reasons why the oldest are hunted because they kill and eat puppies.

"Another is that the population has to be controlled by the balance of the food supply for all animals."

There are between six and 7,000 brown bears in the Yukon area and, although they are classified as "vulnerable", there is no suggestion that Mr. Brent has done anything illegal in hunting the bear.

Its natural lifespan is 20 to 30 years, and in Yukon its main predators are listed as human.

The hockey player turned hunter has been described as "evil" by commentators on social networks after his bear hunt in Yukon

The hockey player turned hunter has been described as "evil" by commentators on social networks after his bear hunt in Yukon

The hockey player turned hunter has been described as "evil" by commentators on social networks after his bear hunt in Yukon

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