As children, some love going to the zoo and the circus, and for some, it’s just not their cup of tea. As for me, I was one who never really liked zoos or circuses for that matter since I couldn’t comprehend what was fun and laughable in watching an animal, who should be roaming free, being caged, humiliated and ill-treated. As adults, we should understand that animal cruelty, which includes caging, humiliating and ill-treating animals, is wrong in every possible level, as animals have the same right as us, humans, to be free.
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the subject of animal captivity, and of course, it makes sense why: it is INHUMAN to keep wild animals locked up in cages. If you think about it, we have not only stolen their natural homes by destroying the environment, we have also dared to confine them to a cage just for our enjoyment. It has come to our attention that a zoo in China has found a very unusual way people can have the experience of wildlife, without caging and harming animals.
A New Approach Around the world, many zoos have had to shut down, and doe to this, other zoos are trying to or already have found new ways that we can see the animals of the world without ever harming them. We heard of one particular zoo where they have found a thrilling new solution to bringing humans and wildlife closer together, and letting the animals roam free in their natural habitat.
The Lehe Ledu Wildlife Zoo, situated in China, has given its visitors the golden opportunity to wild animals roam free in their own habitats. In this zoo, visitors are confined into small cages, instead of the animals. Visitors are driven in caged vehicles throughout the park, as the most vicious of predators which range from Bengal tigers to white tigers and lions to bears, stalk the visitors like prey.
But the fun isn’t so easily finished. What makes this zoo so special is that there is bait attached to the caged vehicles that the visitors are riding in. chunks of meat, or sometimes even whole chickens will be tied to the outside of these cages so that the smell will attract these majestic beasts. These caged vehicles are designed with small openings through which visitors have the ability to feed these animals. In many zoos, visitors will be viewing animals from a safe distance, but this zoo has gone all out to practically feeding these wild majestic beasts yourself.
The zoo spokeswoman, Chan Llang, goes to explain: “We wanted to give our visitors the thrill of being stalked and attacked by the big cats but with, of course, none of the risks. The guests are warned to keep their fingers and hands inside the cage at all times, because a hungry tiger wouldn’t know the difference between them and breakfast.”
Visitors just love it. The main idea for this is to bring in more local Chinese tourists from all ends of the country as well as foreign tourists, and it is noted that the zoo is ALWAYS sold out of tickets.
Tao Jen, a visitor goes on to say: “It’s nothing like I’ve ever experienced in a zoo before. We’re not looking at them, they’re looking at us – and we’re lunch.”
So, how about it… anyone up for the experience of a lifetime? Would you like to see things from the perspectives of the prey? Leave Your Comments below.