This is just a disgusting thing for anyone of the human race to do for any reason,these donkeys are alive when put in a cage with lions on the intention of video taping it to bring in more business to the zoo.Why?
UP-DATE 12/12/12,PETITION CLOSE3D AND DELIVERED TO TARGET......
Reza Javalchi, president of the Iranian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, based in Tehran says, “Many people went to see the donkeys being fed and filmed these gruesome scenes. The zoo had made the feedings into one of its main attractions, with advertisements for it all over the place. While there were very strong reactions to the videos on Facebook, the state radio and television showed no interest in reporting on this.
We asked the head of the zoo to put an end to the feedings. He argued that this was what happened in the wilderness. We explained that in the wild, lions kill their victims in a matter of minutes, while these zoo lions had no hunting experience, and so it took them about an hour to kill a donkey. He finally agreed to halt these feedings for the time being. In Iran, there is no serious punishment for animal cruelty; in the worst-case scenario, perpetrators will be fined about 50 euros.”
Evidently, the donkey feedings have finally been stopped. Observers, france24
This must be stopped now.
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This must stop,Every Thursday in the northern city of Sari, Iran, the authorities at a zoo feed a live donkey to hungry caged lions. This happens while many people including children watch this horrific scene and take pictures!