Animal cruelty, it seems, has become the accepted norm in China. More than 10,000 cats and dogs are attacked, tortured, and skinned/ burned alive during the 10-day-long annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. In March, the world was shocked to see a dog tied to a tree howling in pain as the helpless canine was skinned alive. Now, another horrific tale of animal slaughter is being reported from China.
In one of the most brutal examples of animal cruelty, Chinese zookeepers were filmed by horrified visitors pushing a live donkey into an enclosure filled with hungry tigers. After finding itself in the jaws of the ferocious predators, the terrified donkey attempts to escape but is soon dragged by the neck by one of the tigers.
It is then double-teamed by two of the tigers – believed to be kept at Yancheng Wild Animal World in the city of Changzhou in eastern China – both of which bite its head as it frantically splashes around in the muddy water. Despite putting up a valiant attempt at defense, the donkey is savagely beaten and killed ruthlessly in less than 30 minutes.
Local media reported that the zookeepers next tried to throw a sheep into the enclosure, but a row between owners of the zoo led to security arriving to put a stop to the live feeding.
CCTV footage of the cruel incident has gone viral. You can watch the disturbing 1-minute video below. Warning: It is very graphic…