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China zoo builds monument for donkey that was fed to tigers

CGTN, a Beijing-based English news channel, shared photographs of the donkey falling into a moat in the tiger’s pit and then being attacked by two tigers on Facebook.

world Updated: Jul 07, 2017 12:17 IST
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Chinese zoo erects a monument in the memory of a donkey that was thrown alive into a tiger’s pit.(Facebook/ CGTN)

A Chinese zoo has erected a monument in the memory of a donkey that was thrown alive into a tiger’s pit by shareholders, who were angry that they were receiving any returns on their investment.

According to CGTN, the incident happened in June at the Yancheng Safari Park in east China’s Changzhou city, after a fight during a boardroom meeting came out in the open and the disgruntled zoo shareholders pushed the donkey into the tiger enclosure.

CGTN, a Beijing-based English news channel, shared photographs of the donkey falling into a moat in the tiger’s pit and then being attacked by two tigers on Facebook.

The incident horrified animal welfare advocates as the video and the pictures of the incident went viral on Chinese social media.

The investors later apologised for their action, CGTN said.

Over 19,000 people reacted to the CGTN’s post and there were mixed reactions by users. While most people were disturbed by the incident, others thought that it was not a big deal.

Here are some of the reactions of people who were angry about the incident:

While some thought it was no big deal.

Here is the post:

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 12:17 IST