Rome, October 23 – The shooting of a beloved deer mascot named Bamobotto, or ‘Big Bambi’, by a hunter in a northern Italian village has caused anger and grief among the local community. The seven-year-old deer had formed a close bond with the residents of Pecol, in the commune of San Tommaso Agardino, near Belluno.
Bamobotto was a television star on the show Linea Bianca and would often approach the windows of homes to be stroked and fed. The news of his tragic death has been met with outrage on social media.
Claretta, a local animal rights campaigner, expressed her condemnation of the incident on Facebook, saying, “Regardless of whether the act was done deliberately or not, public opinion stands against it. The anonymous and cowardly hunters in our village may not have raised their hands in this heinous act, but everyone knows who is responsible.”
Michela Vittoria Brambilla, the national president of the Italian League for the Protection of Animals and the Environment, also voiced her disgust at the incident. As a long-time animal rights activist and former minister, Brambilla highlighted the ongoing issue of such acts of violence during the hunting season and called for stricter regulations.
The hunter responsible for the killing is reported to be a 23-year-old individual who allegedly shot Bamobotto for fun. Despite the deer being a friend and companion to the residents of Pecol, current hunting laws allowed for this tragic incident to occur.
The death of Bamobotto serves as a grim reminder of the need for stronger measures to protect wildlife. Many are calling for a review of hunting regulations to prevent such senseless killings in the future.
Q: What happened to Bamobotto?
A: Bamobotto, a beloved deer mascot, was shot and killed by a hunter in a northern Italian village.
Q: Was Bamobotto a wild animal?
A: No, Bamobotto had formed a close bond with the residents of Pecol and was considered a friend by the local community.
Q: Who is responsible for the shooting?
A: The hunter responsible for killing Bamobotto is reported to be a 23-year-old individual.
Q: What is being done to prevent similar incidents in the future?
A: Animal rights activists, such as Michela Vittoria Brambilla, are calling for stricter regulations and a review of hunting laws to protect wildlife from senseless killings.