This video of a bear attacking a monkey during a bicycle race at Shanghai Wild Animal Park is making the rounds today, and it’s awful.
A park official told Shanghai Daily that the bear was wearing an anti-biting muzzle, and the monkey “wasn’t hurt.”
But this is the latest in a string of controversial incidents at the zoo. Last fall there was an uproar when they held a “Wild Animal Olympics” featuring 40 different events. And earlier this week the UK tabloid The Sun printed photos of animals forced to do circus tricks.
Bicycle races were also a part of the “Animal Olympics” — which China.org reports were suspended for a few years after protests from animal rights activists in 2006.
Here’s the video. It’s disturbing, but there’s no blood or gore:
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