Date: 23rd August 2001
GUY RITCHIE is in trouble with animal rights activists after shooting a wild boar while hunting in Florida. The SNATCH (1999) director had wanted to hunt local alligators but was told they were out of season when he started his expedition at Lake Okeechobee, America.
And furious animal rights group PETA (PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS) have written a brutal letter to the British director. In the letter, the campaign group wrote,
"We were troubled to learn that you recently went hunting in Florida. Should you find yourself with any more free days in the sunshine state, we'd like to suggest you splash around in the shark-infested surf near Tampa or Daytona Beach where you might square off against a more equally matched predator, instead of a small vegetarian animal who can only run from your guns. "(KMW/WNWCAN)