Soccer Player Kicks, Kills Owl.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Mar 1, 2011
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Of course, it’s probably animal cruelty to cage an owl as a soccer team mascot to begin with.

This is, at least personally speaking, horrible to watch. But, then, as long as we eat meat, I’m not sure why we should give a shiite about this poor, now dead owl when we’re feasting, for our own pleasure, on other animals every day, often several times a day.

Oh, yes, and the douchebag soccer football player added cowardice to douchebaggery by claimed he was trying to see if the bird was alive, not hurt it.


The owl mascot of the Colombian soccer team Atletico Junior died on Sunday after being kicked off the field by Luis Moreno, a player for the opposing side. The owl was first hit by a ball in mid-pass; a refereee stopped the game and Moreno, apparently unclear on proper owl-moving techniques, kicked the animal. “I want to apologise to the fans,” he said later. “I was not trying to hurt the owl. I did it to see if it would fly.”


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


7 Responses to “Soccer Player Kicks, Kills Owl.”

  1. yogi tobye says:

    Maybe they should do that to some of those players that feign injury… you know…. don't have compassion and wait to see how injured they actually are, just kick them as hard as ya can off the pitch because they're getting in the way of the game. It would certainly speed up play in Italian football anyway…

  2. SriDTMc says:

    aaiii que imbecilé! no pinche mamas'jue, punta cabron.

    (all the dirty spanish words i know thrown together).

    pero, al mismo tiempo, me encanta Colombia!

  3. meatpietatters says:

    Douchebag is too soft a term. More like MFCSAH.

  4. Jason says:

    I wish I could "thumbs up" this a dozen times… alas, only once. Then make it a big ass THUMB!

  5. JoLinda Van Haren says:


  6. Rebecca says:

    MFCSAH whatever that means- it looks like it could be a good string of expletives to relieve the nausea I felt watching that. Ugh.

  7. Damn. I can't LIKE this….maybe this is why I don't want my son growing up to play soccer. It's such a 3rd world sport. 🙂 (baiting here…)