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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bizarre Animal Performance Acts in China

This article is so tiny, I'm just posting the whole thing.

I hope this is not a sign of things to come in the Olympic games' opening ceremonies....

A 30-STONE lion has been trained to ride a horse in a bizarre circus-style sideshow for zoo visitors.

The stunt is followed by a 35-stone tiger which jumps up to balance on the same horse during the performance at Xiamen, in south-east China.

The country's zoos have a history of controversy.

Campaigners against animal cruelty were outraged when pictures of bears riding bikes during an "Animal Games" in Nanjing were released two weeks ago.

Live animals are fed to tigers to entertain crowds at the Xiogsen Bear and Tiger Mountain village in Guilin, northern China.

Photo by Sara Gouveia.

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