Terrified Pig Forced To Bungee Jump In Amusement Park Animal Cruelty
An amusement park in China has been heavily criticised after forcing a terrified pig to bungee jump.
Bosses at the Meixin Red Wine Town amusement park recently used the pig to advertise its new 223-foot drop attraction.
The screaming animal was tied-up and taken to the top of the bungee jump where he was forced to wear a cape. Amusement park workers then secured him into the harness and threw him off the platform.
After sharing the video online as a PR stunt, outraged viewers voiced their concerns at the use of the pig — who was later taken to a slaughterhouse.
“Pain And Fear”
The amusement park has issued an apology for the stunt, but says it was an “experiment” and not animal cruelty.
“A bungee jump is a scary experience even for consenting humans – just imagine the outright terror of being forcibly strung up by your legs and thrown from a high platform.”
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Animal Cruelty In China
Wendy Higgins, a spokesperson for Humane Society International, has explained that “this kind of exploitation is not uncommon in China.”
Higgins states this behaviour is “symptomatic of a system that provides no legal protection for animals and no legal incentive to respect them as sentient beings and consider their welfare or feelings.”
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Tags: animal cruelty, Animal welfare, China, Humane Society International, peta, pig, PR stunt