Fans Outraged After Vinnie Jones' Twitter Account Shares Photo Of Dead Foxes
The official account of former footballer and film star Vinnie Jones has shared a photo of around 100 dead foxes with a caption asking 'anyone beat this?'.
The tweet has since removed following a massive backlash, and the 52 year-old hunting fan has claimed that his account was hacked.
I have just woke to see these tweets with fox pics , this is a hack ive never seen this pic in my life and did NOT twwet it is a HACK !!!!!- Vinnie Jones (@VinnieJones65) July 24, 2017
Of course, you can't really delete anything off the Internet, and the picture is still doing the rounds:
Lock Stock 2 Smoking Barrels actor/footballer Vinnie Jones VILE boast to BASC about blasting British wildlife to death - then deleted tweet pic.twitter.com/lTVhz6rLXA
- #LAWS4Animals :feet::wolf: (@Labour4Animals) July 23, 2017
Vinnie Jones. The arsehole I always thought he was: pic.twitter.com/TqiMmC2gEK
- Des McKenzie (@McKenzie6593) July 23, 2017
BEYOND DESPICABLE: ex-footballer Vinnie Jones revels in killing foxes for fun. What kind of example is he setting?? pic.twitter.com/utFVegvKs1
- Eduardo Goncalves (@eduardo_LACS) July 23, 2017
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Exfootballer and actor @VinnieJones65 bragging about slaughtering wild animals 4 fun
The cubs will have to grow up quick or die now.
Pla RT pic.twitter.com/dL2FCjTpEY
- Gull Frazie :v: (@gullfrazie) July 24, 2017
The tweet @VinnieJones65 doesn't want you looking at and he has deleted ... pic.twitter.com/qYkDsXW4jt
- Paddy (@sosevertonian) July 23, 2017
Damn, I liked you Vinnie but I do not agree with this
- Holly Siobhan Ryan (@MrsL3fty) July 24, 2017
Jones has previously spoken about being a keen hunter and fisher, and has shared photos of previous killings on his social media accounts.
Here he is posing with 16 dead rabbits:
how about this in 2 hours pal pic.twitter.com/5OR4FrfGHZ
- Vinnie Jones (@VinnieJones65) January 27, 2017
Jones currently lives in LA, but has a country cottage in Sussex, according to the MailOnline.
While hunting with dogs is illegal in the UK, 'lamping', which Jones referred to, is perfectly legal as long as the gun is registered.
A spokesperson from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, told the MailOnline he doesn't believe the photo of the dead foxes was taken in the UK, adding that it would take a 'vast amount of land to sustain such a population of foxes'.
The BASC claims the killing of foxes via 'lamping' which involves people going out at night to kill foxes, is a 'safe and effective method of control'.
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