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    Chinese zoo passes off dog as lion

    ... Until it starts barking at the visitors.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23714896

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    According to a report in the Beijing Youth Daily, the fraud came to light when a mother visited the zoo, in a park in the city of Louhe, to show her son the sounds different animals made.But when they got to the cage marked "African lion" - which had a sign describing the range and characteristics of the animal - they were shocked to hear the creature bark.

    It was then that zoo keepers revealed the so-called lion was actually a Tibetan mastiff, an animal that can have a furry brown coat, making it look a little like a lion.

    The woman visitor, surnamed Liu, was quoted as saying: "The zoo is absolutely trying to cheat us. They are trying to disguise dogs as lions."

    The chief of the park's animal department, Liu Suya, was quoted by the Beijing Youth Daily as saying the lion had been taken to a breeding facility and the Tibetan mastiff temporarily placed in its cage because of safety concerns.

    Other species were also apparently mislabelled; there was a white fox in a leopard's den and another dog being passed off as a wolf.
    Stay classy, China.

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    Made in PRC? :D Tibetan Mastiffs are awesome dogs anyway - I'd rather see that than a stupid lion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlMatt View Post
    Stay classy, China.
    Hey man, way to like, totally judge the entire country on the actions of one dude pretending a dog's a lion.

    Stay classy, Milwaukee.

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    I went to a Zoo in China that only had a single dog in it, nothing else.
    It was a a Shitzu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bezmond View Post
    Hey man, way to like, totally judge the entire country on the actions of one dude pretending a dog's a lion.

    Stay classy, Milwaukee.
    I'm with you on that, I mean it's not like they run children over in the street while everyone just shrugs their shoulders and moves on. Or it's not like they have pretty much legalized child labor in sweat shops. It's not like they are trying to cover up atrocities with mass censorship of the Internet. It's not like they faked fireworks at the Olympics or used a prettier lip sinker to sing. It's not like they purposely poisoned baby formula to save a buck. I mean geesh people just over-react right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    STFU Bezmond, the Fonze came from Milwaukee

    Srsy though...
    Is that zoo typical? It looks pretty bleak
    Its a big place, Doof. I've been to some miserable zoos but there are also some world class places. I'm no apologist for all of the shitty things that still go on here but change is gradual.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    I'm with you on that, I mean it's not like they run children over in the street while everyone just shrugs their shoulders and moves on. Or it's not like they have pretty much legalized child labor in sweat shops. It's not like they are trying to cover up atrocities with mass censorship of the Internet. It's not like they faked fireworks at the Olympics or used a prettier lip sinker to sing. It's not like they purposely poisoned baby formula to save a buck. I mean geesh people just over-react right??
    Who is this "they"? That big homogenous yellow mass?

    A well argued, incisive piece, as always. Thanks for sharing your "thoughts".

    Can you tell me who outsourced the work done by these sweatshops? Is that your responsibility as an American? You heartless bastard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bezmond View Post
    Its a big place, Doof. I've been to some miserable zoos but there are also some world class places. I'm no apologist for all of the shitty things that still go on here but change is gradual.



    Who is this "they"? That big homogenous yellow mass?

    A well argued, incisive piece, as always. Thanks for sharing your "thoughts".

    Can you tell me who outsourced the work done by these sweatshops? Is that your responsibility as an American? You heartless bastard.
    Touché. I'm not totally heartless though I do occasionally shed a tear when I buy new shoes.

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    Oh I almost forgot if you want some real hypocrisy I posted that comment from an iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bezmond View Post
    Hey man, way to like, totally judge the entire country on the actions of one dude pretending a dog's a lion.

    Stay classy, Milwaukee.
    I wasn't judging an entire country so much as co-opting the words of Ron Burgundy to close a news story and changing one word to better fit this particular news story. I'm sure there are plenty of zoos in China in which the lions are not dogs.

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    I want proof someone needs to send a picture of a real lion in a Chinese zoo.

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