A league In 2011, he was accused of shooting a lion to make it his trophy.
Again Zlatan is involved in a polemic
El Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is again embroiled in a controversy as the animal rights group PETA dubbed the player a ‘miserable coward who indulges in his violent tendencies’. This after he was accused of shooting a lion in South Africa in 2011 before importing his skin, skull and jaw as a trophy.
According to the Swedish Expressen, Zlatan obtained his hunting license and in less than a year he killed the animal. Lions are classified as “vulnerable” according to the Red List of Threatened Species of Nature Conservation and this is why Ibra has been criticized in his country.
The American organization stated the following about Zlatan: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic likes to refer to himself as a lion, fierce and strong; however, his pleasure in killing lions and other animals shows that he is a miserable coward who indulges in their violent tendencies. ”
“Anyone with a conscience will be horrified at the idea of killing animals for fun or to display parts of their body, and Ibrahimovic must recognize this and reject trophy hunting “, they added.
In South Africa lion hunting is legal. Expressen examined 82 Swedish hunters looking for a trophy to take home. One of their sources claims that the lion who was shot by Zlatan spent more than one year in an enclosure before being released. Besides that the elements of the corpse were sent to Malm where his house is.
In Africa there are many organizations that allow wealthy people to have these kinds of experiences. According to the International Fund for Animal Welfare said that between 2004 and 2014, 1.7 million animals were euthanized as trophies.