The smiling children giggled as they patted the young goat on its head and tickled it behind the ears.China is fucked up, okay, we get it. Do we really need sensationalist demonization like this?
It could have been a happy scene from a family zoo anywhere in the world but for what happened next.
A man hoisted up the goat and nonchalantly threw it over a wall into a pit full of hungry lions. The poor goat tried to run for its life, but it didn't stand a chance. The lions quickly surrounded it and started tearing at its flesh.
"It's almost a form of child abuse," says Carol McKenna of the OneVoice animal welfare group. "The cruelty of Chinese zoos is disgusting, but think of the impact on the children watching it. What kind of future is there for China if its children think this kind of cruelty is normal?Oh, how about this!
"In China, if you love animals you want to kill yourself every day out of despair."
"Zoos like this make me want to boycott everything Chinese," says Emma Milne, star of the BBC's Vets In Practice.I have big problems with their culture. Rattle that sabre! Here's a hint, people: there's a little more to "culture" than the things you don't like. Doesn't anyone remember Ota Benga, the African guy they put in the Bronx Zoo's monkey house?
"I'd like to rip out everything in my house that's made in China. I have big problems with their culture.
Okay, enough outrage at a stupid tabloid. Check out some of the idiotic comments! (the first is my favorite)
Disqusting and sick; Is this the 21st Century? Never EVER having a Chinese meal again; Awful;>>
This makes me weep. If I can possibly boycott Chinese products I will do so. What a disgusting "culture".
How horrific it is to think of the suffering of these poor defenseless animals. It makes me wish (making me no better than them unfortunately.....)we could watch some of the handlers or bosses suffer a far more painful and slower demise in place of the creatures that are used for "sport".
This is absolutely barbaric! What type of human being or people in a culture get their kicks off of seeing such brutality on INNOCENT animals? Obviously the answer is the people in China.