The most famous animal trainer in Italy died on the night of Thursday, July 4, as he was attacked by his four tigers.
Ettore Weber, 61, died during a rehearsal at the Orfei Marina Circus in Triggiano, Bari. According to authorities it is believed that one of the tigers bit the trainer, causing the other three to attack.
The animals mutilated the trainer for around 20 minutes and despite the fact that about 118 people tried to rescue him; the man died because of the wounds.
The act of Weber was part of the event “Animal Park” organized by the circus, which presented animals from 5 continents and was scheduled from June 15 to July 14.
The news has generated a great debate in social networks. Many netizens argue that this is just one of the reasons for not presenting wild animals in circuses. “This can be an opportunity to stop exploiting, segregating and mistreating exotic animals,” wrote user Paola Massari.
In November 2017, the Italian parliament voted in favor of progressively reducing circus acts involving animals. Similar measures have been seen in other countries, while some US states have They have completely banned the use of exotic and wild animals for these purposes.