The Atletico Junior Owl Is Gone, But His Memory Soars With Us Siempre

When owls die, they usually die peacefully, like round-headed noble angels. Except this owl, which miraculously withstood being pelted by a soccer ball, then a cleat to the torso, before it finally died on a cold gurney surrounded by men in scrubs frantically yanking on its wings. We say farewell. You should, too,… » 3/01/11 8:25pm 3/01/11 8:25pm

Soccer Player Who Killed Fluffy, Defenseless Owl May Get Jail Time

Luis Moreno, the defender for Deportivo Pereira of Colombia's Primara A who kicked an opposing club's pet owl off the field on Sunday, could get up to three months of jail time for the incident. The owl was treated for traumatic stress at Zoosalud veterinary clinic in Barranquilla, Colombia, but died early this… » 3/01/11 5:00pm 3/01/11 5:00pm

Here's A Soccer Player Kicking A Defenseless Fluffy Owl In The Face

This is a clip from a Sunday match between Junior Barranquilla and Deportivo Pereira of Colombia's Primara A. The owl, which is apparently Junior's club pet, made it on to the field in the middle of play and Pereira defender Luis Moreno swiftly booted it three meters off the field. Moreno hasn't been charged yet or… » 2/28/11 11:00am 2/28/11 11:00am