CNN- A zoo killed two lions to save a man who jumped into the big cats’ enclosure in the Chilean capital. The man climbed over the fence Saturday and removed his clothes before approaching the lions, according to a statement posted on the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo Facebook page. He was apparently attempting suicide, and a note was found in his clothes, Chilean media reported.
Zoo staff shot and killed two of the lions with live rounds to protect the man, the zoo’s statement said. “Due to the circumstances and to firstly protect the life of this person, we found ourselves obliged to apply all of our security protocols,” the zoo’s statement reads. The two lions, a male and a female, were shot in front of a large crowd of zoo visitors. The male lion was born at the zoo, while the lioness was rescued from a circus, local media reported.
The man has been described by police as “frustrated” and an investigation has been opened.
Fuck that shit, man. I know the saying is if you mess with the bull, you get the horns. But I think if you jump into the lion pit, you should get the teeth and the claws. And yes, I realize that this guy might have had some serious mental issues or depression that caused him to jump naked into a lion cage. But that’s what the suicide note was for. You are literally signing your life away with that letter before doing one of the dumbest things a human can do. I imagine zoos could always use money. Why not let them operate as suicide machines for people that truly want to die in a horrible fashion while also saving a few bucks on food? Human is the still most dangerous game, even if they are mentally unstable and naked. In fact, the only way the lion should be killed in this instance is if it DOESN’T tear your limb from limb. Lions are like the T Rex from Jurassic Park. They don’t want to be fed, they want to hunt. Fuck your chained up goats and hunks of steak. If that lion doesn’t have an appetite for blood anymore, that lion is no longer a lion and should probably be given the Old Yeller treatment because something is seriously wrong with it. So fuck this guy and the Chilean zookeepers for killing lions for being lions.