Tug-of-war with tiger? Try at China zoo for $7

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  1. Ray

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    Tug-of-war with tiger? Try at China zoo for $7

    BEIJING: A Chinese zoo is launching a bizarre new game where the visitors can play a tug-of-war with a tiger by shelling out $7.

    Several human-tiger tugof-war games were held in Changsha Ecological Zoo, in Hunan, last week as a trial of the activity, which will be officially launched next week.

    Players need to grab a rope that passes through a tiny hole into the giant cat's enclosure. To get the tiger to participate, a live chicken is placed in a sack tied to a rope.

    In one such game, seven tourists reportedly lost to a four-year-old Amur tiger. Yi Ting, who works at the zoo, said that the tug-of-war game aims to train the wild Siberian tigers and stimulate them, avoiding sickness that could be caused by their long-term captivity in the zoo.

    Tourists who buy a ticket for $7.36 can participate in the game, Sina English news service reported. According to a regulation by the ministry of housing and urban-rural development of China, all kinds of animal shows are banned in zoos. However, Yi said, such games should not be included in animal performances such as those held by circuses.

    Animal rights activist Guo Geng said human-tiger games are surely included in the animal performances, which also seem an insult to animals.

    ​Tug-of-war with tiger? Try at China zoo for $7 - The Times of India

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    Tigers' tug of war with tourists at Chinese zoo leads to angry protest

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    But Guo Geng, a Beijing-based activist, said the practice was an "insult to animals"

    Tigers' tug of war with tourists at Chinese zoo leads to angry protest - Telegraph

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    Another first for China?
     
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    Free Karma Senior Member Senior Member

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    What the hell...this is sad. Poor tiger :(

    But first..is this a real tiger? They try to make dogs pose as lions in zoos...lol
     
  5. ramakrishna

    ramakrishna Regular Member

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    this games should be banned .... where is PETA????
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Actually it is a good thing. The tiger will get some exercise.
     
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    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    Chinese are sadistic.
     
  8. jmj_overlord

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    what would be the tiger thinking ?
     

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