|Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) holds and|
hugs a lamb as he poses with Michela Vittoria Brambilla,
animal right activist and member of parliament for
Berlusconi's Forza Italia party
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has infuriated Italy's meat industry by joining a vegetarian campaign and "adopting" five lambs that would have been butchered for Easter.Silvio Berlusconi (R)? What's that all about. But if it comes to that, I encourage him to join the Republicans.
A video by the Italian League in Defense of Animals and the Environment, showing Berlusconi cuddling, kissing and feeding the lambs with a baby's bottle, was circulated widely on social media over the weekend.More lamb for me when I visit Italy next month!
The 80-year-old four-times prime minister was filmed in his parkland estate in front of a sign saying "Defend life, choose a vegetarian Easter", while a scrolling message urged viewers to "Be like him. He saved five lambs from the Easter slaughter."
Say what you want about his politics, he's got great taste in women.
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Our Man Berlusconi...
Berlusconi Defense: I Did It For My Country!
Say It Ain't So, Silvo!
Tiring of Italy, Burlesconi Set His Sights on Argentina
But, But, But, Berlusconi!
Go, Go Silvio!
Way to Go, Silvio!
Oh No, Silvio!
Wombat-socho finally gets around to the long awaited "Rule Five Wednesday: Double-Dip Easter Edition."