Do you remember Russell Crowe in the hit Hollywood film "The Gladiator"?
He warily played with lions in a re-creation of one of the most famous circuses of all time: the Coliseum, where slaves died fighting wild animals, before a live audience.
Like their ancestors, Italians still like the circus. But of course, they like a more modern version where artists, acrobats and animals remain unharmed during their performances: no slaughter, no torture, no beatings.
But this is not always the...Full Story