Zoo Visitors in Hangzhou Violently Hit Panthera Leos with Snowballs for Pleasure
January 5 afternoon, at the Hangzhou Zoo lion exhibit, as soon as a group of visitors spotted the African Lions, they began to make snowballs. The lions felt something was amiss. The lioness swiftly hid under a wooden plank, and the male lion used a tree trunk as cover, with both eyes fixed on the visitors. “WHOOSH”, a young person threw a snowball at the African lions. The lions immediately dodged it, the snowball missing, but the visitor laughed loudly all the same. Some other visitors and children began to follow suit, throwing snowballs at the lions. One of them used large chunks of snow and threw them down with all of his strength. The lioness was freaked out, made a wide circle around, and hid together with the male lion tightly in a corner. In the end, just as those visitors left “in content”, the male lion gave out a fierce roar, his eyes fixed hard on their backs as they left. Walking around the zoo, people were seen attacking animals with snowballs at the alpaca Barn, monkey, giraffe, small animals, tiger, etc. exhibits. A netizen commented: “If the lions weren’t locked in a cage, would the visitors still dare to attack them?”
Comments from NetEase:
Toss these punks into the cage. Those who are with me, ding… [10,966 upvotes at time of translation]
I suggest making them go in and have a snowball fight with the lions! Grass mud horse, those monkeys!
MUENGLAND [网易广东省深圳市网友]: (responding to above)
Bush: “Through the thousands of years of human history, the most valuable thing is not the dazzling technology, not the various masterpieces of great minds, but achieving the taming of rulers, achieving the dream of locking them in cages. And I am addressing you right now standing in a cage.”
With our countrymen’s characters so low, even if we had democracy, what use would it be? Once people’s characters are high, the appropriate system [of government] will form itself naturally. A democracy without education and cultivation to prop it up is only the tyranny of the many over the few. If those who endorse anti-character theory died out, then there might be hope for China.
网易上海市网友 ip：101.85.*.*: (responding to above)
Officials oppress the people, and the people bully the even punier life-forms. When have Chinese people changed? We’re only lying to ourselves. After the common people have improved their own characters can they seek to change the fact that they’re oppressed, can they gain. This is the only possibility. If those who endorse anti-character theory died out, then there might be hope for China.
This is not something caused by amount of education, but clearly the lack of morals. The notion of a so-called ancient country of thousands of years of civilization, a country of etiquette and manners, is becoming more and more pale and wan these days.
Release that lioness!
Comments from QQ:
The lions: TMD, if you have the balls, come in and let’s fight one-on-one!
The faces of the people who attacked the lions really shouldn’t be covered up with a mosaic [done on QQ but not NetEase], they should be revealed for us to see what kind of people they are. Wild lions being locked up in cages is already sad enough, and yet they were attacked by snowballs. In the future, the zoo should establish a new rule, that whoever who hits the animals will be fined. Those who support me, ding! [8,305 upvotes at the time of translation]
腾讯绥化市网友 ╰ 腼腆小青年:
Chinese people is the nationality with the worst moral characters in the world.
腾讯杭州市网友 ‘ТeNУ ,:
Put the visitors who attacked the lions down there, and let the lions have some fun.
“Grounded dragons will be teased by fishes, trapped tigers can be defeated by dogs”.
In the eyes of the lions, those who attacked them are inhuman, and if lions are beasts, then those people are worse than beasts.
Looking at the innocent expressions of those lions, my heart breaks.
It’s so sad for animals these days~~~ These people don’t even think how how they would feel to be teased should one day they themselves are locked in cages~