When I first came to Italy, about twenty years ago, I remember my (British) father joking with my (Italian) wife about how Italians would shoot any sort of bird, no matter how small, rare or inedible.
He’d say that each Autumn/Fall, bird-watchers all over Europe would watch sadly as migrating species headed off to Africa for the winter.
For the smaller, less powerful flyers, the easiest migration route across the obstacle that would otherwise be posed by the Mediterranean Sea, would take them over the Italian peninsular.
And there, a large proportion of Northern Europe’s prized bird-life would meet its end at the hands of millions of enthusiastic hunters anxious to kill anything that flew by.
My wife was not amused, of course.
But anyway, today’s C2 (proficiency) listening comprehension exercise is about ‘La caccia‘ (hunting), so judge for yourself.
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