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Zoo Lets Guests Play Tug of War With Lions, Tigers-VIDEO


Animals  (tags: lions, tigers, tug of war, animals abused, taunting of wild animals, zoo )

Simone
- 3425 days ago - khou.com
A video on youtube shows caretakers at the Houston Zoo taking a 20-pound chunk of raw meat tied onto a rope and tossing it into a lion's pen. Guests then got to tug on the rope. Animal behaviorist Louis Dorfman says playing tug of war is taunting



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Simone D (1471)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 4:48 pm
More taunting of wild animals going on. Please vote:Is it safe for the zoo to let people play tug of war with lions and tigers?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 4:54 pm
When someone gets hurt, you can bet the lions will pay with their life!
 

Simone D (1471)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 4:58 pm
No doubt about that Jerilyn. The animals always pay for humans.
 

Annie J (205)
Tuesday January 8, 2008, 7:39 pm
playing Russion roulette
 

Pam F (221)
Wednesday January 9, 2008, 2:13 am

You chose No


Is it safe for the zoo to let people play tug of war with lions and tigers?


Yes


34.21% 13 votes


No


65.79% 25 votes

 
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