God bless the children

There is a lovely place over one of the seven hills of Rome, where you can see the sunset behind the Vatican. The place is called, in Italian, the “Pincio”, and this peaceful and nice area was the spot choosen by the Animal Equality Association to a very interesting manifestation.

They installed there a Cemitery of Animals. No, not a real one. But there was this shocking display with one hundred crosses, each one representing a real animal that was killed directly by human action. On each cross, there was a picture of the animal and a short story of how it was killed.

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It was interesting to observe some kids looking at the crosses and asking many questions to they parents. What is this animal? Why is he dead? Why people do that?

Why people do that?

Why people do that?

How we desperately need the brilliant simplicity of children to get right to the important questions!

PS: a newspaper article, in italian, about the display, here.

About Axel Pliopas

Between flying and engineering, I try to find some time to explore everything I can... Looking for interesting people and places, and trying to tell some of the interesting stories I find, is the objective of this blog. In the process, hopefully, my pictures will get better and better (they all say experience time has something to do with this...)
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3 Responses to God bless the children

  1. scillagrace says:

    I’m sure that’s a very moving memorial. I’d love to visit it…when I get back to Rome. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. The Hook says:

    Very clever display. Thanks for sharing.

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