ROME — Lots of of birds died after many individuals set off fireworks within the Italian capital on New 12 months’s Eve, animal rights teams mentioned Friday, calling it a “bloodbath.”
Footage of streets close to Rome’s predominant prepare station confirmed dozens and dozens of birds — principally starlings — scattered lifeless on the bottom.
The reason for the deaths was not clear, however the Worldwide Group for the Safety of Animals mentioned it appeared associated to a very loud show of firecrackers and fireworks within the leafy neighborhood that many birds use to nest.
“It may be that they died from concern. They will fly up collectively and knock towards one another, or hit home windows or electrical energy traces. Let’s not overlook they’ll additionally die of coronary heart assaults,” mentioned Loredana Diglio, a spokeswoman for the group.
Fireworks shows annually trigger misery and damage to each wild and home animals, she famous. And the bizarre focus of chicken deaths got here regardless of a ban by the town of Rome on private fireworks shows, which was broadly ignored, and a 10 p.m. curfew resulting from virus restrictions.
The Italian department of OIPA has known as for a ban on promoting firecrackers and fireworks for private use, citing the menace to animals.