Yes, I also read about this case. Very sad and in my opinion complete cruelty. No interaction with humans or exercise for two years, is the same as torture that we as humans would not be allowed to experience. Do it to an animal and its acceptable by some. As you say Venice, if it was so vicious, they should have had it put down in the beginning. Other forces seem to be able to do that without too much delay.
...and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.FN