Arcore (Italy), April 10 (IANS/AKI) Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has saved five spring lambs from the slaughterhouse this Easter and they are now frollicking at his villa in Arcore, near Milan, according to a video posted to Youtube.
The video shows the 80-year-old billionaire media mogul in the villa's grounds bottle-feeding and repeatedly kissing the long-eared lambs as several sheep graze the grass nearby and nuzzle up to Berlusconi.
Berlusconi's 31-year-old girlfriend Francesca Pasquale and centre-right lawmaker Michela Vittoria Brambilla also appear in the video captioned: "Follow his example - Easter celebrates life. Don't spend it killing other living creatures!"
Red-headed Brambilla, 49, posted the video to Youtube. An MP from Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, she is president of the Italian League for Defence of Animals and the Environment.