21st Century Wire says…
Considering all the recent Wall Street and City of London ‘suicides’, zoo authorities might be on the lookout for copycat jumpers in grey suits.
After his failed attempt at being eaten by the beasts, 27 year old Yang Jinhai then changed his story, claiming he ‘sacrificed himself’ in order to champion the plight the Bengal tigers. Impressive flip-flop – perhaps he should pursue a career in politics…
Depressed factory worker is mauled by Chinese zoo’s white tiger after offering HIMSELF up as food in front of horrified onlookers
Chinese zoo keepers managed to save the life of a mentally disturbed man after he announced he wanted to improve the lives of caged tigers at a local zoo by offering them his own body to eat.
Yang Jinhai, 27, had posted several online messages about how optimistic he was about starting a new life after getting a job as a security guard in Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan province.
But he quickly found the job boring and monotonous and moved instead to a job in a printing factory where he also then resigned, saying that he felt there was more to life.
After going to the local zoo he wrote how depressing it was to see the ‘noble and magnificent tigers’ living in such humble surroundings, where they were caged and unable to follow their natural instincts to hunt and kill.
He then announced that he had decided to sacrifice himself in order to provide the Bengal tigers with support.
Eyewitness Feng Lin said: ‘…Two tigers(…)… seemed more nervous than anything else and the female actually ran off’.
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