Animal rights activists sprayed paint on a fountain in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo on Thursday to protest circus animal exploitation.
The two activists, a man and a woman, threw yellow, red, and orange paint over the Fontana dei Leoni (Fountain of Lions).
A few months ago, a lion escaped from the Rony Roller circus near Rome, causing panic in the seaside town of Ladispoli before being caught.
After seven hours, the lion was sedated in a rural area with the help of infrared sensors. This incident led to renewed calls from animal rights activists for a ban on using wild animals in circuses.
Circus animals in Italy
In July 2022, a law was approved in Italy that banned the use of animals in circuses and other traveling shows. However, the law still needs to be implemented.
The call for a ban on circus animals in Italy is part of a growing global movement against using animals for entertainment purposes, especially in traveling shows and circuses.
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