This animal trainer was preparing for a show in Italy while the four working lions attacked and killed him.

These animals attacked Ettore Weber in a famous Italy’s circus at around 7:30 pm. They reportedly killed him during the attack on 4th of July, near the city of Bari.

The rumor suggests that this 61-year-old trainer got knocked out by one of his tigers during the rehearsal. Seeing him unconscious, the rest of the tigers mauled him to death.

The Tigers then played with his body for about an hour after his death. Medics, surprised with the whole scene, were unable to do anything. Weber’s colleagues, circus performers, tried to scare them away, but it was if no use.

The investigation is ongoing to find out the answers to “How did the attack start?” and “Would it happen again?”.

Authorities reports: “The trainer has a severe trauma to his spine and a lot of serious injuries all over his body.”

The show was planned to start in just about an hour after the incident, Thursday. Nobody knows how the accident triggered. The Tigers were immediately sent off to Zoosafari in the Brindisi area.

This show named Circo Orfei was scheduled from June 15 to July 14 in Bari. There is still no official notice on the continual of the show.

Just a couple of months back, Uk banned from using wild animals in their show according to their new bill passed.

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove said:

“Travelling circuses are no place for wild animals in the 21st century, and I am pleased that this legislation will put an end to this practice for good.

Today’s announcement follows other measures we have taken to strengthen our position as a world leader on animal protection.”

Wild animals aren’t easily domesticated. And, by now, people all around the world understand that.

Germany, a month ago, announced to use holograms in their circus rather than taming the wilds.

Performers are performing acrobats in the ring, with holographic animals by their side in Circus Roncalli, world’s first holographic circus show.

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