Zoos In China: Just As Cruel As You’d Expect

06.16.10 Bucky Turco

lions_hRSAmnSL1WzvRHPQnNqANog-1 In America we have cutesy petting zoos with gentle little lambs, but in China, the feeding of animals for fun can get a bit more hardcore. According to the AFP, a wildlife park near Beijing creates feeding spectacles by letting tourists buy live chickens ($4) and goats ($60) to feed to hungry lions. This and other “ethically questionable practices” at zoos has prompted an animal protection law, China’s first.