Ettore Weber devoted his whole life to working with big cats. At the time of his death, he was 61 years old.
The tragedy occurred during a dress rehearsal last Thursday. Before the next performance, the trainer practiced tricks with circus tigers, while all were inside the cage. At one point, one of the cats knocked the trainer down and bit him. After that, other pets joined her.
The man was urgently hospitalized, but soon died.
Weber was a very famous tiger trainer. During his career, he was repeatedly attacked by animals. The last incident occurred a year ago, in which the circus leadership accused the volunteers who opposed the use of animals to entertain people.