Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Horrific video emerges of donkeys being fed to tigers at Chinese zoo

Live donkey killed after being thrown into tiger enclosure The tigers killed the donkey
Christy Curtis | 08 June, 2017, 00:35

The hapless donkey was initially grabbed by two tigers from its back and then from its ear.

Video of the scene shows the donkey pushed down a makeshift ramp into the water surrounding the tiger habitat, where it is promptly pounced upon. Within seconds, two tigers go after the donkey, clawing and biting the animal, before it eventually dies 30 minutes later.

According to Chinese media reports, a zoo official said that the incident was the result of an internal dispute with a shareholder. That person with the help of some men was trying to sell the animals, including the donkey.

The shareholders were reportedly planning to also toss a sheep into the enclosure before they were stopped by the Changzhou zoo's security team.

The video has sparked angry reactions online and criticised the culprits for using the animal for their agenda.

The disturbance occurred on Monday at Yancheng Safari Park in Jiangsu, just outside Shanghai.

"Shareholders are very unhappy about this", the group of investors said in the statement. While people are not afraid to see a piece of meat served to the animals, someone dying in front of them made them uneasy.

Despite the footage cutting off while the animal is still alive, it is reported that the donkey was killed.

Wrote one netizen: "The donkey brayed loudly when it was pushed down".

"We're not allowed to sell it, and we can not continue raising it", one investor told Hongxing News, adding "we might as well feed it to the tigers".

He chose to feed the animals to the tigers instead.

The zoo said in its blog that it was "deeply sorry" and that "a similar incident would never happen again".

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