Frustrated Zoo Shareholders Toss Live Donkey To Tigers In Protest

The cruelty to animals that takes place in some of Asia’s ill-equipped zoos and circuses is no longer a dark secret, and in South Asia, protests are taking on new and stronger forms.

Shareholders in a zoo outside of Shanghai threw a live donkey into the tigers’ pit, frustrated with the unacceptable conditions. In a video recorded by one of the zoo’s visitors that day, the shareholders can be seen backing up a truck and pushing the donkey off the rock wall into the water below.

While it’s not unusual for visitors to throw bits of food, and sometimes small fowl, to animals in these zoos, such activity is not always permitted, but these rules are rarely enforced.

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