Regional councilor Zanoni: “Killed by a 23-year-old hunter in accordance with the law. The current law on hunting and the hunting calendar of the Veneto Region have allowed this boy to kill an animal that is a friend of the inhabitants, tourists and all children”
Bambotto, the deer that grew up among the houses of Pecol, a hamlet of San Tommaso Agordino, in the Belluno area, was killed. A post on social media broke the news, which sparked general indignation and was immediately picked up by the local press: “This was Bambotto – we read – He was born 7 years ago in Pecol and his mother Minerva immediately took him to the Giorgio’s doormat, entrusting him to us inhabitants and trusting him as she had done throughout his life. Since then he has become our beloved deer. I wrote it was because Bombotto died. Killed by a miserable man who believes he has accomplished an undertaking and instead he just branded himself for life like a poor guy who shot an animal that ate from your hands and let you cuddle him until he fell asleep peacefully”.
”He had become beautiful and majestic – Donatella, the author of the post, explains to the Dolomiti – and I think there are very few who don’t know him. You could pass him on the street while he reached all the surrounding hamlets and stopped to eat everywhere with those who loved him like us. He often came into my house and then it was a challenge to get him out because his antlers were immense. I spent wonderful years and he kept me a lot of company because if he decided to stay he would fall asleep on the stairs or in front of the front door and follow me everywhere docilely”.
The regional councilor of the Democratic Party in Veneto, Andrea Zanoni, also intervened in the case: “This deer was killed yesterday by a 23-year-old hunter in accordance with the law – he wrote on Facebook, publishing several photos of Bambotto among the residents – The current law on hunting and the hunting calendar of the Veneto Region allowed this boy to kill an animal that is a friend of the inhabitants, of tourists and of all children. I invite those who love animals and nature to take an active part in their protection, to also commit in politics, only with everyone’s commitment could one day be able to obtain laws that consider animals as beings to be protected and defended, the heritage of the entire community, and not an object of entertainment for people without empathy and respect for animals and nature” .