03 Jul '11, 11pm

Italian Police Stop Bear Banquet (VIDEO) | Care2 Causes

Italian Police Stop Bear Banquet (VIDEO) | Care2 Causes

Italian police did (if you ask me) did the right think in breaking up a banquet of bear meat hosted by the Northern League, a coalition partner of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Bear hunting is banned in Italy and bears are almost extinct there . There are now about 35 brown bears in the Dolomites in northern Italy, after ten bears were reintroduced there in the past decade. However, as the Guardian says,the bears are not universally welcomed. …instead of celebrating their return, some locals have complained that the bears are attacking chickens and sheep. Claims made for lost livestock rose to ¤100,000 (£90,000) last year, and farmers were fed up, said Maurizio Fugatti, an MP for the devolutionist and anti-immigrant Northern League. Hence the banquet, which, said Fugatti, had been planned to “send a clear signal to citizens who have the right to reconquer their territo...

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