China Zoo’s Lion “Actually Dog”

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Even the Chinese have been outraged by a zoo which passed off a dog as a lion, with the ruse only being exposed when a visitor questioned why their “lion” was barking.

The Henan province zoo was found to have been keeping a Tibetan mastiff in a lion cage, labelled as an “African lion.”

The “dog-lion” was outed when a mother took her child to see the animals, and was surprised to hear the lion barking.

The zoo’s explanation was that an employee’s dog temporarily replaced the lion when it was “sent away” to a breeding centre, because of unspecified “safety concerns.”

Once scrutiny was attracted it was also revealed that the zoo housed a white fox which it claimed was a leopard, and another dog which was labelled as a wolf.

This is unfortunately not the first time such concerns have been raised about China quality animals:

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    Avatar of gamamew
    Comment by gamamew
    04:18 17/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This chinese people can pirate anything, including zoo animals!

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    Comment by Neonie
    06:12 18/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The dog will explode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 27/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Chinese are like the Jews. Very crafty and they would come up with literally any way of making money, including cheap tricky like this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 17/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I want that panda dog.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Is that panda-dog for real? lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:40 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Maybe its a panda pretending to be a dog those panda can be very cunning

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It did look real. I for one thought its some kind of new breed panda.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:30 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its a Pandog

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    Comment by Benoist
    20:24 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and a Zebrass

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    Comment by Shuubi
    01:28 17/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I laughed so damn hard when I heard about this, but when I saw the picture of the dog in the cage I just stopped. They literally dont give a shit about any of these animals, fake or otherwise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 17/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Of course they don't care. Chinese eat their dogs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 27/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm Chinese. And to be frank, I find your ethnocentrism appalling. Westerners eat pigs and cows, which are sacred animals in some other culture. Just because you westerners worship dogs as your pets doesn't mean people from other cultures shouldn't be eat dogs. I know there are Chinese who've love dogs and would never eat them, but I happen to like dogs as pets although I also wouldn't mind eating them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 15/09/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    First off I would like to point out how ridiculous it is that you are trying to make such a serious argument with such a weak ability in terms of correct language structure and grammar. The contrast is too hard to ignore.
    Second, just because you use a big word like ethnocentrism does not make you sound intelligent when you are in fact misappropriating the use thereof. Ethnocentrism is judging another culture solely by the values and standards of one's own culture. The statement that Chinese people do not care about their dogs because they eat them (albeit a ridiculous oversimplification or a stereotype) has no relation to the person's own culture. No comparison was drawn. Moreover, you say that Westerners eat animals that are sacred in other cultures, yet you also say that Westerners worship dogs (which is ridiculous in itself) but it is fine for Chinese people to eat them. By doing so, not only have you contradicted your own statements within your own argument, you have also proven to be guilty of ethnocentrism yourself. If you feel the need to make an argument against a statement like "Chinese people do not care, they eat their dogs", then do so by fact and leave emotion out of it.
    Final thought: I am a "Westerner" (I prefer to think of myself as a citizen of the world), but I have been living in China for five years now. There are many aspects of Chinese culture I hold dear, but I am also of the opinion that, though there are people who love their dogs and cats and animals in general, their are also a great number that mistreat animals, abuse them, hurt them and make them suffer in ways that are not needed. For example: selling little colored chicks to children as a toy (I have seen first hand the way the kids mishandle these chicks), selling little fish or turtles in tiny air-proof plastic boxes filled with water (I have seen first hand how quickly these die just to be replaced once again), people throwing fireworks at dogs, smacking puppies for no good reason, skinning live cats to be eaten... The list goes on. Let me be clear, I am not a vegetarian. I will pretty much eat anything, but I hold strongly to the belief that there is no need for cruelty when an animal is slaughtered, but there really is a general tendency in this country to disregard the fact that animals can feel pain, which is sad because it would be so simple and easy to employ more humane methods.

    P.S. I apologize for any spelling mistakes, but I had no time to proof read.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Chinese here. I am a vegetarian and I have never eaten a dog. Those Chinese people you are talking about are probably not the majority Chinese or at least not those who live in a city. I know there are people eat dogs but I myself have never seen one. Those people that eat dogs probably are living in rural area, not very educated and have low living standards. Keep in mind that China, despite what you see or what the Communist government wants you to see are not mostly big cities and technologically advance. Most people are still living in slums and people don't even have (or not having enough) electricity and medicine. In short, China is still a developing country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 18/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Of coarse you'll say things are good in China, if you don't the state will come for you, and reeducate you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:44 18/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    sounds like Gotham City

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    Comment by Chen-04
    08:10 12/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course you wouldn't know if you're served dog in a restaurant. Unlike with this "lion" here, telling the difference by taste is incredibly difficult, especially since the Chinese are famous for obfuscating the taste of the raw ingredient with all kinds of spices.

    Comment by Anonymous

    What's wrong with eat dog??

    Here in Sulawesi Island / Sumatra Island
    Eating Dog is not weird

    Specially if You're Batak Tribe(Sumatra)
    Or If You're Manado's Tribe(Sulawesi)

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 17/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The pig is one of the most intelligent animals on earth. The embryo of a forming pig looks almost exactly like that of a human embryo. You can also genetically grow human organs inside a pig to then be later taken out and used on humans.

    Yet you most probably eat pork, ham and bacon on a weekly basis. Your argument about dogs is invalid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dogs were bred for the sole purpose of being human companions, not food. They were bred from docile wolves to be friends and protectors. Many people view them as family members. That's why you'll see so much opposition to eating them. You might not agree, but you'd have to be incredibly (and perhaps even purposefully) dense to not have any understanding as to why people would find it disturbing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Two things:
    1. they aren't as tasty as grazing animals
    2. traditional livestock yields cheaper animal products

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    eating animals are part of being a human but treating them inhumane is a big no, no, like in china i've seen pictures and read from blogs on how they prepare dog's for a meal.............

    like bathing them live in boiling water just to remove the furs??? is that what you want to eat??

    atleats when you eat an animal make sure they where put down without them having to suffer or go true in long hell like pains before they die

    and give respect in everything you eat

    unless you're a glutton you should die with your mouths full and die due to choking

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, a number of people regard the emotional intelligence of a dog equivalent to a small child. There usefulness as a companion pet, working dog, or security measure far outweigh the reason for turning it into a dinner snack. Those who respect dogs don't eat them, or let them breed out of control. Instead they develop the innate nature of loyalty and breed specific characteristics of a dog to suit a purpose. Like this, they become a member of the family, hence eating dogs, any dogs is just like eating a small child.

    Only people that act like locusts would purposefully eat dogs and not raise them properly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Well, a number of people regard the emotional intelligence of a dog equivalent to a small child."
    A number of people are fucking retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:04 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only people that act like locusts would purposefully eat dogs and not raise them properly.

    A Hindu follower would hold a similar opinion about cows. What makes your culturally favored animals more "worthy" than theirs?

    Enjoy the cognitive dissonance, by the way.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, it's true. They're one of the few animals (if not only) that have such a close biological attachment to humans that they can actually read our faces and emotions. Not to mention they're loyal as fuck.

    It's hard to say whether it's wrong or not to eat dog, but surely only a psychopath would abuse a dog.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Emotional Intelligence"

    Is that like the "Special Olympics?"

    Most dogs are pretty retarded. Wolves are intelligent. The further along they're inbreed into dog territory, the dumber they get.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop eating the lions now!

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    Comment by Chen-04
    08:16 12/01/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's like you don't eat your fellow men in a modern society. We do not eat those we invited in our homes. That includes dogs, cats and lots of other animals. Like Chinese. Whoops, that was discriminating.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I bet you eat meat. You're an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 17/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    " but their culture is devoid of empathy. "

    This is true.

    Source: I am chinese

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:37 17/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I don't eat meat. I've been over to China several times - they don't give a shit about animals. The pet shops cram animals so tight into cages, they can barely move. You can go to restaurants and pick a live animal and they'll bash its head into the pavement right in front of you before cooking it (dead or alive). They skin animals alive (including dogs). The civilized Chinese people I know are really nice, but their culture is devoid of empathy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 19/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Seems more like a lack of standards. Plus the massively corrupt government. The government is so corrupt you will likely get jailed for complaining, so they shut up and make do, and as long as they don't make the government look bad they can get away with anything.
    Ironically with legal, unlimited campaign contributions (aka bribes), and recent legislation on censorship and the spying stuff, the US seems like it's rapidly becoming the second most corrupt country in the world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:35 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, please learn your fucking words and do not make posts on subjects you don't know shit about. Go fuck yourself.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    13:45 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    It's not a matter of empathy its economics, If your living in poverty you'll look for cheap easy access to food. Small animals fall into this category.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 18/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    more like they don't give a shit about themselves.

    - feeding themselves fake everything
    - turning their water shit black or shit green
    - smogging their air up like blade runner

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the lions were killed by snowballs probally, so this is the likely replacement.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    13:51 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those cages don't differ from the animal shelters here in the US.

    Comment by Anonymous

    There's a big difference from keeping an animal in a temporary housing facility to encourage it to be adopted/put down and them putting it in a cage for display. Additionally most animal shelters in the US are dramatically underfunded. However many people in the US cities or otherwise treat pets like a purchase or commodity. But it is my hope that those who choose their pet do so out a sincere want to care for it.
    So please do not compare an low funded shelter to house and treat unwanted/stray domestic animals in the US to the rusty, crowded and cruel cage that is a China zoo. As mentioned above in another post, China lacks any empathy for animals and is filled with cruel people who simply take what they want.

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    Comment by Ishmael
    02:51 17/08/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Why is China such a fucking cartoon?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    They're trying to conquer the world by debilitating everyone with laughter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Because anime was already taken by Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    China takes pride in trying to fool people, thinking themselves cunning and prey on the ignorant.

    Hell, China is a failed con artist in denial who keeps trying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 18/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    America really dropped the ball on it's classics in the past decades. We'll probably never see Golden-Age animation again... thank goodness China is there to fill the comedic void.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 18/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    America really dropped the ball on it's classics in the past decades. We'll probably never see Golden-Age animation again... thank goodness China is there to fill the comedic void.

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    Comment by VZ
    01:04 17/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I bet that "Zebra" is just a painted horse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 17/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Actually, it's an painted donkey...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, it's a painted pony. Donkeys have larger ears and less bushy tails.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 17/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, just lol. I just notice its size.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 17/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You don't say...






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