A trade union in Italy has provoked outrage among the country’s Jewish community
after deciding to hold a contest which awards the "Hitler Prize."
Within the Feder Fauna union whose members include farmers and animal
growers, management called on employees to name those who were
frequently hounded by animal activists as potential recipients.
The award is ironically named after Adolf Hitler,
who ordered human trials and simultaneously passed a law for the
protection of animals. Massimiliano Filippi, general secretary of the
association said: “The Hitler Prize represents a condemnation of those
who trample on human rights in the name of the ideology of ‘animal