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Chinese Zoo Visitors Hit Lions With Snowballs For Fun

Animals  (tags: sadness, zoo, lions, china, animalcruelty, animalwelfare, abuse, humans, suffering, wildanimals )

- 1991 days ago -
WHEN ANIMALS SHOULD ATTACK! Don't bother with the translation, just get angry.

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Julie E (405)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:04 pm
Some people are so stupid and mean! It looks like the Lions don't have anywhere to hide either!
I believe this is one reason why pitbull dogs have a bad name because of the way they get taunted! Can't think of a second reason.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:15 pm
This really makes me angry! How cruel and stupid are these people?

Thomas P (280)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:29 pm
Hard to imagine anyone being that stupid and that cruel

Christeen A (371)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:50 pm
This made me quite angry. What's wrong with these people? Ignorant I guess.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:27 pm

Iveta c (41)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:33 pm
Stupid, retarted people! ! To bad they were behind fence :-( . This people belongs between animal abusers! !! I feel sorry for those lions :-(:-( . Sad how people are cruel! ! Thanks Carrie

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 2:41 pm
Stupid race of people...and what is wrong with the zoo keepers as the animals are being abused? WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE STOP THIS?

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 3:45 pm
Bastards. Simply Bastards. those "humans". agreeing with Arlene M. Baladi. among others.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:10 pm
I totally do not want to come across as a race hater, but why is it that every story I read or hear about that involves Chinese people and animals, it always involves them either eating the poor animals, killing or buying illegal animals or parts, or just plain abusing and torturing animals? It seems as though they have zero respect or compassion for animals. This story makes me furious. And I too agree with Arlene, WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE STOP THIS? Where the hell were the zoo keepers? I think that the human race got one too many stupid or cruel genes from the gene pool!

Carrie B (306)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:53 pm
Tamara, I have wondered if the Chinese lack of empathy for animals has anything to do with the way they, as a people have been treated by their country. When people are treated as less than animals and are shown little compassion, love and respect, how can they show compassion, love, and respect for animals?

These are people who need to be educated and shown a better way than the current one.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 4:57 pm
Thank you.

Jason S (50)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:49 pm
Good posting, thanks

Kit B (276)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 5:50 pm

Asshats! I would not mind tossing a few snow balls their way, while they are in a cage with no where to hide.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:24 pm
what awful treatment of captive animals

Kay M (347)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 6:39 pm
can tell a lot about how people treat animals.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:34 pm
Not ALL Chinese are bad...some really fight for the animals welfare..BUT for these few here at the zoo..they are truely ASSHOLEs!!

Candi Ausman (69)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:35 pm
Poor lions. Those people should be thrown into a cage and have snowballs thrown at them with as much force as they threw them at the lions. Grrrrrrrrrrrr

Carrie B (306)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:36 pm
Besides looking unhappy those lions don't look particularly healthy to me.

Marie W (67)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:55 pm
Dumbasses- trow them in the cage!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:02 pm
This makes my blood boil! You are right, Carrie, many Chinese are not taught anything about compassion, many do not even show it to their own children, let alone animals. I guess it's up to the rest of the world to teach them about it. And tell them not to lock lions up in an enclosure full of snow, these are animals from Africa where it's hot, look after them properly, please!

. (7)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:06 pm
Yes Carrie i was thinking the same thing, they don't look healthy and the male looks very thin. They don't seem to care about their animals, that's why no one was around to stop the snowballing.

Edith B (146)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 9:16 pm
Where were the care takers? Why was someone photographing this instead of trying to stop it? This is so appalling to me that I will have trouble sleeping. This was nothing but sheer cruelty.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 10:24 pm
Noted - I couldn't agree with you more Edith - this really gets my back up when people witness these barbaric acts and do nothing. Someone should have taken these little shits and beaten the crap out of them, or rather, thrown them into the lion den.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday January 11, 2013, 1:01 am
I did not know that lions had such expressive faces.
These young people are terrifying. Is it due to the one child policy and the pampering that these children got?

Danuta W (1250)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:10 am

Ruth C (87)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:33 am
Why did they not get in and throw a snowball close-up with the Lions? Morons!!

But what can you expect from a people that last year was watching a little girl being run over by a car and no one did anything to help her!!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:53 am
These are sick assholes.
I hope their karma bites hard!

Amy E (66)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:26 am
I agree with Candi....cage the people and throw snowballs at them!

End CrueltyDeb W (154)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:55 am
Such disgusting behavior, actually it's animal cruelty!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 10:59 am
This is China the biggest hell hole on this planet for all with a heartbeat. Such a pathetic and ignorant country.

Kate A (10)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:26 am
Well said Natasha S.
S/N, thank u for posting

Chris C (152)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:44 am
Cruel ignorance!

Melania P (122)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:35 pm
I will not apologize for my hatred towards these "people"... Everyone knows I hate chinese, they should live in a planet WITH NO LIVING ORGANISMS!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 12:38 pm
Noted. This definitely makes me angry. How could people stand by and watch this happen. I agree with several others who ask where were the zookeepers? This was a blatant act of animal cruelty. Thanks so much, Carrie.

P A (117)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:30 am
GRRRR!!! If they want to throw snowballs throw them at another human being!

These people are a disgrace to the human race, picking on some poor animal that is unable to fight back! We can all be quite sure that they would not behave so if they were not totally safe from any reprisals - DISGUSTING AND UNCIVILISED!!! (And every nation has some of them unfortunately, however that is no excuse for letting this behaviour continue! ) All those people should be prosecuted for animal cruelty!

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:53 pm
The Chinese have a reputation of being cruel to animals, and this proves it. This poor lion & lioness stuck way down in a pit, and the 'brave' idiots throwing snowballs at them. This shows their stupidity or is it a lack of caring?
Thanks Carrie.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:24 pm
You just can't fix stupid!

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:55 pm has a petition for this.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:58 pm
Sorry- that should read has a petition for this.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:18 pm
Thanks Christine! This is the link to the petition Prevent Animal Abuse at Chinese Zoo!

Michael C (217)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:23 pm
I seriously think the Chinese Government, Brain Washes their Citizens from birth...They all act like robots, and you very rarely see them show any emotion, about anything...I just can't understand how they are so unfeeling, and show no compassion...I have nothing against their Country or their race, but I would just like to see some humanity and feelings coming from the people...

Melania P (122)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:55 pm
I found this today!

Animae C (514)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:14 pm
petition signed

Carrie B (306)
Monday January 21, 2013, 8:15 pm
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