China has done it again. A country notorious for its animal cruelty now presents lions and tigers on horseback.
At a zoo in South East China, a horse is forced to carry a lion around an enclosure. The horse is kept in motion by a trainer with a whip; this horse has no choice but to perform. In order for the horse to perform these brutal acts it had to be subjected to torturous training, stripping it of all its natural instincts. Furthermore, the horse endures continual pain as the lion claws the horse's body to maintain its balance.
As the first stunt does not completely satisfy the crowds' lust for cruelty, a tiger now climbs onto the same horse's back to be carried around the enclosure, all this at the trainers command. The applauding spectators take pleasure in these terrifying and humiliating stunts and show no regard for these animals' welfare.
Not only is this horse subjected to this terrifying and unnatural performance, but the conditions in which it and other animals live are poor and inhumane, living in small cages in solitary confinement.
We fear that when this horse is no longer able to perform, she will be retired to a hungry pride of lions in yet another dreadful form of "entertainment" called live feeding. A cruel end to a beautiful and submissive animal.
Please do not allow this horse or any others to become another of China's victims and sign this petition. By doing so you will be giving the voiceless a voice.
China's insatiable frenzy for cruelty results in the agonising torment of millions of animals.
Therefore we the undersigned, demand that this stunt be abolished with immediate effect ensuring this hors.e as well as the lion and tiger, are given their right to enjoy life with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Until such times that our demand is met we will not be visiting your country nor will we purchase any products made in China
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