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Cruel animal act: Thought you had seen everything? February 9, 2008

Filed under: Life — Billie Jean @ 8:14 am
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Then you are mistaken.

The pictures are from a zoo in Xiamen in the southeast of China where the visitors can bare witness to how lions weighting in at 190 kg and even heavier climb the back of horses and ride around the circus ring while a trainer with a whip keeps it moving. This is only one event in the row of what goes on in the countries unknown zoos where lion, tigers and bears are kept in solitary confinement in tiny cages.

In Xiogsen in Fujian, South-East China a bear and tiger mountain village in Guilin the audience can witness lambs being thrown to tigers and in Jinan has bears been forced to compete with human weightlifters about who is the better to drag cars.

Elsewhere in the country, bears ride bicycles at an “Animal Games” in Nanjing.

In Changchun a tiger has been placed into the same cage as an ox. To heighten the excitement has the tiger been strapped with a muzzle which leads to a elongated fight for life and death.

The organisation Save the Tigers of China, a charity which has a branch in the UK, have started a campaign to save the animals who are being kept in the zoos of the country.

The goal is to release the tigers from their cages, start breeding programs and relocate these proud animals to their proper elements after they are taught to hunt on their own.

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3 Responses to “Cruel animal act: Thought you had seen everything?”

  1. Sally Webb Says:

    I am trying to gather more information about this zoo (I heard about it in a national UK newspaper) to launch further campaigns.
    All the animals need help not just the tigers. Can you give me any more information such as actual names of people running the zoo or any other information you have.
    It is appallling and people that care about the welfare of animals need to work together if we are to have any success in stamping out this sort of atrocity.

  2. curves79lady Says:

    Hi, you are so right.

    I Googled for a way to donate to any zoo in Xiamen, figuring it would be a way to find out how to contact the zoo. On this page you can find a telephone number to the Xiamen Haicang Safari Park which is 86-0592-6895999. It is a place to start, at least. See more here: http://www.china.org.cn/english/MATERIAL/68225.htm

    – Lo

  3. curves79lady Says:

    Hi,

    also the Xiamen Underwater Sea World:

    Longtou Road
    Xiamen 361001 China
    +86 592 11 1858 (Tourist Information)
    Open Hours8:30am-8pm daily
    http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2877607-xiamen_underwater_sea_world_xiamen-i;_ylc=X3oDMTFka28zOGNuBF9TAzI3NjY2NzkEX3MDOTY5NTUzMjUEc2VjA3NzcC1kZXN0BHNsawN0aXRsZQ–


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