WHILE LIVING in Kilkenny, we ate at Italian Connection at least once a month because of its authentic Italian cuisine. You can get this same authenticity Italian treatment at Dunne & Crescenzi, the Dublin coffee stop I frequent. When visiting Sicily, we noted the things you would never find on an Italian pizza plus we discovered the Italians have stricter animal care laws than the Irish. Some other very Italian things.
- An Italian restaurant was fined €688 for displaying live lobsters on ice to attract patrons. The Vicenza court ruled the display was a form of abuse dooming the crustaceans to a slow death by suffocation.
- The city of Rome has banned goldfish bowls because Italians think they are cruel.
- The city of Turin fines dog owners €500 if they fail to walk their dogs at least three times a day.
Reuters -- "Italian restaurant fined for cruel lobster display"