Vittorio Sgarbi in Capistrello to present “The Lion of Ladispoli” book by Davia Bondanza with an interview with Dr. Raffaele Bisegna who sedated the animal

Vittorio Sgarbi in Capistrello to present “The Lion of Ladispoli” book by Davia Bondanza with an interview with Dr. Raffaele Bisegna who sedated the animal
Vittorio Sgarbi in Capistrello to present “The Lion of Ladispoli” book by Davia Bondanza with an interview with Dr. Raffaele Bisegna who sedated the animal

Capistrello – It was released on April 12th in all bookstores and on the main online platforms, “The Lion of Ladispoli“, The book about the exciting events that occurred on the night ofNovember 11, 2023 in the Lazio town.

A truth operation, with a story of unpublished and compelling factsimplemented by the Genoese writer Davia Bondanza, which however conceals various sociological and psychological interpretations. Furthermore, thanks to the contribution of authoritative exponents of the world of animal rights associations, the book is destined to finally open a real debate on the presence of animals in circusesincredibly still forced to perform in the circus today.

“If everything had gone as I hoped, the shot would have entered. The lion, without waiting any longer, started to stand up. Without any hesitation, I fired”, this is just a fragment of the in-depth analysis interviewcontained in the volume and released to the writer by the man who, alone with a daring action, he managed to “put to sleep” the lion that escaped from the circus: The Dr. Raffaele Bisegna38 years old, originally from Capistrello and specialized technician veterinary telenarcosis.

It was he himself, on that cold, almost soulless November afternoon, who fired the decisive blow, which managed to sedate Kimba – this is the name of the animal – and to allow get him safe and sound. The book it will come introducedfor the first time in Abruzzo, a Capistrello (AQ) next May 25th.

“I am thrilled to present my work, for the first time, in the homeland of Raffaele Bisegnathe person who, with his essential contribution, helped to untie the very intricate knots of a dangerous and almost paradoxical situation, demonstrating a rare sense of duty. – states the author – Kimba has become the symbol of a new and old idea at the same time: on the one hand, the incessant and desperate search for freedom and, on the other, the need to reformulate old habits and customs of our society. I chose Capistrello precisely for pay homage to Raffaele’s courage and to be able to share this story with his community.”

And it was just the art critic Vittorio Sgarbiwell-known television personality, commentator and politician, in his exceptional preface, to skilfully intertwine those news events with the extraordinary symbolic of the figure of the lion. The book, in fact, opens with the words of Sgarbi, who chooses to bring it “back to life”. medieval collection of hagiographic bibliographies by Jacopo da Varazzecompiled in the second half of the 1200s. Among those pages, the undertaking of is narrated Saint Jerome who, rather than run away, decided to welcome the wounded lion into his monastery, to heal his wounds and alleviate his suffering.

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