A Christmas tree decorated with over a thousand hunting cartridge cases, set up in the municipality of Sernaglia della Battaglia (Treviso), raises the protests of the anti-vivisection League, which considers it ‘macabre and harmful to education’. The tree was created by the “Hunters and children” association of Falzè di Piave (Treviso), with the aim of making children aware of the issues of recycling and eco-sustainability. The shells have been deprived of the primer to make it possible to drain the water, and filled with a low-consumption LED light.
“The paradox of this macabre tree – declares Giacomo Bottinelli, manager of ‘A scuola con Lav’ – is that hunting has nothing to do with eco-sustainability, so much so that the cartridges that decorate it are the same ones detonated by hunters against innocent animals, and very often left to pollute woods and countryside. Furthermore, as a user on social media pointed out in a comment, the cartridges on the tree celebrate death, when Christmas is a celebration of life and rebirth”.
According to the association “the fact that hunting is promoted among children is absolutely harmful and contrary to all correct pedagogy, promoting violence against animals and the killing of sentient beings for entertainment”.