Huff Po – Visitors at the zoo in the People’s Park of Luohe in Henan, China, got in an uproar after a Tibetan mastiff was placed in a cage labeled “African lion.” According to the AFP, the dog spoiled the not-so-clever ruse when it began to bark. Judging by pictures of the exhibit that circulated on Chinese Twitter analog Sina Weibo, the so-called “lion” wasn’t all that convincing to begin with. According to AFP, visitors felt cheated out of the 15 yuan ($2.45) they’d spent to see the bogus exhibit, which also reportedly mislabeled “coypu rodents in a snake’s cage, a white fox in a leopard’s den, and another dog in a wolf pen.” “The African lions will be back. They went to another zoo to breed,” a zoo administrator reportedly told the Oriental Daily, as quoted by the South China Morning Post.
Well, its better than eating the dog for dinner, right? You gotta figure if you’re a dog in China being put in the zoo is like hitting the lottery. All your buddies have been skinned and cooked and are hanging upside down by their feet in the window of the butcher shop for dinner for a family of 4 tonight. You’re hanging out in the zoo pretending to be a lion. Thats as good as it gets. Might wanna realize you’ve got a pretty good thing going and quit barking, dog. Lions don’t bark and they don’t get eaten. If you don’t want the latter to happen, you better cut out the former.
Sidenote, I can’t imagine what being a “zoo administrator” in Asia means. Your entire job probably consists of recreating Escape Drills and finding bullshit animals to put behind the glass. Fucking China sucks. Legitimately every single thing in China sucks. Right down to their zoos.