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China Zoos Asked to Apologize Over Tiger Abuse Caught on Video

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, China, abuse )

- 1866 days ago -
video and photos of tigers being abused in a pair of incidents during China's May Day holiday have caused public condemnation, prompting apologies and promises that such incidents would not

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Christeen A (371)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:10 am
I don't think a simple apology will suffice. Thank you.

Pat B (356)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:49 am
This from a nation who abuses, torments, EATS cats and dogs, killing for fur, many neglected, dying... ..the list goes on and on.!!! TY,Cher for this.

Sandi C (98)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:32 am
china has no respect for animals!

Ruth C (87)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:45 am
Apologize? they should close down that zoo!!

paula e (30)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:48 am
They apologized because they got caught.

Paul Burton (29)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:56 am
Take their apologies and promises with a grain of salt.

Joy M (33)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:57 am
Yeah right - like they care!!! I wish we could remove ALL the animals from China...I can dream.

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:58 am

Jan Garen (86)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:51 pm
They are only sorry they were caught.

Dianne D (490)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:15 pm
What good does an apology do the tigers? If you want to do something good for the tiger, take them away for the zoo and put in a tiger sanctuary. If you can't treat and animal right, you should loose it.

M B (62)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:55 pm
Shame on China. I don't trust their apology; what do they do if nobody looks ? They mistreat the Tibetans as well as they mistreat "their" animals. Close down that zoo !!

Winnie A (179)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:03 pm
The officials have NO respect for humans so why do you think they would respect animals. Disgusting and despicable.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:04 pm
I wouldn't believe any apology they had to offer!!! CLOSE THEM DOWN!!!

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:24 pm
This apology will do nothing to help this poor tiger. This is disgusting.

. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:39 pm
Nothing would please me more if China was restricted on the kind of zoos they are allowed. They have been kind to the panda over the years, tigers are another story.

janet f (29)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:45 pm
How about they stop imprisoning these beautiful animals under horrific conditions and end their slaughter of what's left of the wild tiger population. These people are despicable.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:10 pm
Thanks Cher.

Marie W (67)
Monday May 13, 2013, 9:23 pm
They lie.

simon hooper (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:40 am
Chinese are a revoltingly cruel race as are the arabs I make sure that anything I buy does not come from these countries I hope they all die a horrible painful death.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:55 am
Yeah, an apology and a promise. I doubt either is sincere!

Lydia M (80)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:46 am
Digested/Noted... Abhorrent...

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Dana B (140)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:15 am
Get rid of zoo's entirely

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:17 am
They'll just deny they did it and keep on doing it. They seem to delight in abusing their animals.

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:20 am
If they apologize and don't do it again it's step in the right direction. If it weren't for good zoos, sanctuaries, and habitats many species would be extinct. Perhaps they can learn to love and respect the animals and teach those in their community to do the same.

Many Feathers (139)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:45 am
apology not enough

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:39 am
As a country, China has a long, long, long way to go in developing humane attitudes toward animals. I'm not minimizing what occurred with these tigers but there are far more hideous acts of cruelty perpetrated on dogs and cats. As well, the Chinese medicine industry fuels cruelty and death to wild and captive animals alike. Then there's shark-fin soup.

Ingrid A (524)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:40 am
I agree close down all Zoos. How very sad.

Thomas P (280)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted...thanks Cher. This is very sad...cruelty to animals should never be tolerated. It sounds like, in addition to an apology, accountability from the zoo was sought by the government. The article, for those that read it, states that the government "asked the zoo to apologize, improve its management, ensure proper animal treatment and promise similar incidents would not happen." Sadly, these incidents happen too often in China, but there are also cultures that exist in China and other Asian countries (who are constantly scapegoated, often times here on Care2) that not only do not abuse animals, they don't eat them...ANY of them, and they hold them as sacred. I wonder how many of those commenting above signed a petition on Care2 asking that a restaurant not serve lion meat. It may surprise many that restaurant is located in Tampa, Florida. Simon Hooper...what's also "revolting" are bigots like you who demagogue entire countries and cultures because of the actions of some. And it's very hard to believe you live your sustain yourself without "anything" coming from China or so-called "Arab countries." I'm not sure whose computer you used to post your bigoted comment, but I'm pretty sure at least some of it was made in China.

Carol H (229)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 3:06 am
what is their apology worth really???

sharon stringer (10)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 4:40 am
With Tigers being swiftly wiped off the face of the earth i find this absolutely disgusting!! Shame on China,but as others have asked here what goes on when no one is around??? It doesnt bear to think off. I think all these beautiful endangered animals should be removed and relocated to countries that actually value their life.

Sara P (54)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:52 am
Better if I don't say what I think about the respect of animals that the they have in China!!!!!!!!!!!!

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday June 7, 2013, 1:14 am
Animals and China! There is no more to say.

Debbie C (87)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 1:50 am
I hope the management of the zoo learned a lesson and won't let this happen again!
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