One of the most famous tiger tamers in the world was mutilated to death by his four big cats as he prepared for a show in a circus in Italy.
Ettore Weber, 61, was murdered Thursday night at Circo Orfei – Italy’s most famous circus – around 7.30pm in the countryside near Bari.
Weber was doing repetition when one of the tigers knocked him down before the other three threw themselves at him and killed him.
The tigers then “played” with his body for about 30 minutes in front of stupefied doctors who could do nothing to help, reported La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.
The other Weber performers also tried to hunt the animals, but without success, according to Corriere.