Kicking an Owl Makes You a Horrible Person

In truth, there are a lot of things that can make you a horrible person. Swooping in front of someone to take their parking space, not watering a neighbor’s plants when you said you would, or stealing someone’s ideas at work.

But kicking animals is among the most horrible things you can do, because it’s so unlikely that the animal did anything to deserve your pathetic, spiteful wrath.

And yet, that’s what happened in the middle of an international soccer game on Sunday.

CNN reports that an owl, which was considered a good luck charm for the Atlético Junior squad, landed on the field after being hit by the soccer ball during play. A member of the opposing team, Luis Moreno, proceeded to kick the owl, launching him about three feet. He was taken to the vet, where he died two days later.

Yeah, Moreno is a horrible, terrible person. Moral: don’t kick owls.

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    • Jamie

      I saw that video. What a dick. I hope an owl kicks him in the face.

    • MeggyWeggy

      Man, what an asshole. I hope Nite Owl kicks him in the face.

    • Beth

      I hope his effing leg falls off… It would serve him right. And, it would be Owl-Karma…

    • anonymous

      i can’t stand stand animal cruelty but sometimes i wonder why the world would rather see a talented athlete’s career and life ruined by a bird that doesn’t contributes to the world at all.

      i’m not supporting this footballer-whoever’s action but merely reflecting on the fact that animal rights activists sometimes go too far…

    • Nessy

      I hope this will bring to light the tainted, violent relationship that Harry Potter has been having with Hedwig all of these years…