Italy: Hundreds of dead birds were found on the streets of Rome after New Year’s evening fireworks display.
A number of experts believe that the New Year’s Evening fireworks are the one to be blamed for the deaths of the poor little birds.
Images and videos that were shared with the public shows the dead birds lying on the ground of Rome.
According to reports, the birds were found near the busy Termini Train station.
Animal rights groups said that the incident is a result of loud display of firecrackers and fireworks.
The official cause of deaths have not been confirmed by the experts.
The Italian branch of the International Organization for the Protection of Animals is currently calling for a ban on selling firecrackers and fireworks for personal use.
They are arguing with the government that fireworks are a threat to animals.
Loredana Diglio, the spokeswoman of the International Organization for the Protection of Animals said:
It can be that they died from fear. They can fly up together and knock against each other, or hit windows or electric power lines. Let’s not forget they can also die of heart attacks.
Massimo omparotto, the President of the International Organization for the Protection of Animals, released a statement about the incident.
The statement reads:
Every year we repeat that the sale of firecrackers and fireworks must not be allowed. The rules are useless, there is no control. Every year we count hundreds of specimens who died among the wild animals and other pets lost or injured.
It was not revealed if an official investigation will be launched to look into the official cause of deaths of the birds.