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Circus horror as three-year-old is sent 8 metres above tiger pit at Chinese zoo
mirror.co.uk ^ | 01/04/2010 | Matt Blake

Posted on 04/11/2010 6:27:55 AM PDT by fuzzybutt

Spectators screamed in horror as a three-year- old circus girl tottered 130 metres along a tightrope above an enclosure full of hungry tigers.

The six Siberian big cats eyed little Zhang Xiaoyan with anticipation as, buffeted by strong winds, she made her perilous journey with no safety net.

Visitors criticised the crazy stunt which began when the wire was strung eight metres above the pen at Changzhou Yancheng Zoo, eastern China.

(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; circus; tiger
This story is from back in Jan. but the picture is chilling to say the least.

Kitty wants to play too!

1 posted on 04/11/2010 6:27:55 AM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: fuzzybutt

Oh, well. She’s a girl, and we know how much the Chinese value little girls! sarc/off


2 posted on 04/11/2010 6:31:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fuzzybutt
the only three year olds in that picture, must be the tigers
3 posted on 04/11/2010 6:32:22 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: fuzzybutt

Another story about China’s one-child policy.


4 posted on 04/11/2010 6:34:12 AM PDT by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: fuzzybutt
Photo from the link. Where's the 3yo?


5 posted on 04/11/2010 6:35:10 AM PDT by FReepaholic (I'm in my head and can't get out.)
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To: FReepaholic
Where's the 3yo?

See the fat belly on the tiger to the right?

6 posted on 04/11/2010 6:39:00 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: FReepaholic

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Girl_3_walks_wire_above_tigers

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2915839/Now-thats-a-real-tiger-feat.html#ixzz0jnq1pXdt

Both sites have pics of the girl. I personally thought the Tiger pics to be much better though.


7 posted on 04/11/2010 6:41:20 AM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: fuzzybutt
How bout that.........
Never knew Tigers loved Chinese food...
8 posted on 04/11/2010 6:51:29 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

They will be hungry again in a hour.

(sorry, couldn’t resist...)


9 posted on 04/11/2010 6:54:13 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: hosepipe
Never knew Tigers loved Chinese food...

Yeah, but an hour later they'll be hungry again and want to eat a clown or a juggler.

10 posted on 04/11/2010 6:55:14 AM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: fuzzybutt

11 posted on 04/11/2010 7:09:51 AM PDT by Zakeet (Will Rogers never met the Wee Wee)
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To: ExpatCanuck
Yeah, but an hour later they'll be hungry again and want to eat a clown...

"Does this taste funny to you?"

12 posted on 04/11/2010 7:09:52 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: ExpatCanuck
Yeah, but an hour later they'll be hungry again and want to eat a clown or a juggler.

Tigers don't eat clowns. They taste funny.

13 posted on 04/11/2010 7:10:58 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

And they spit the jugglers’ balls out.


14 posted on 04/11/2010 7:23:46 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: fuzzybutt

Well, the good news is, she survived and is now eligible to represent her country at the Olympics in a few years.


15 posted on 04/11/2010 7:24:29 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (Rev. Wright said "God Damn America!". B-HO replied, "I'll do my best.")
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To: fuzzybutt

Chgina has so many people one less won’t be missed.


16 posted on 04/11/2010 7:30:22 AM PDT by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: fuzzybutt

Someone thought that was a good idea.

Wow.


17 posted on 04/11/2010 8:07:25 AM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: fuzzybutt

^&*%ing savages.


18 posted on 04/11/2010 8:30:01 AM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: FReepaholic
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19 posted on 04/11/2010 9:24:39 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: GeronL

“Someone thought that was a good idea.”

This is a win-win situation in a country that does not exactly hold women in high esteem. If she makes the walk, the crowd is wowed and in roll the big bucks and companion taxes. If she falls off, no big loss: one less female mouth to feed. In a society with literally tens of millions of “missing girls” [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5953508] what’s the loss of one more?


20 posted on 04/11/2010 10:12:31 AM PDT by DrC
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To: fuzzybutt

The 3-year-old was tethered to the tightrope line, so as long as the tether wasn’t so long that the tigers could jump up, this isn’t a big deal.


21 posted on 04/11/2010 10:45:42 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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