A Chinese theme park has been blasted for its appalling way of promoting their newest attraction in China’s Chongqing municipality.
The Mexin Wine Town theme park insist that despite throwing a live 75kg pig from a 230-foot platform bound in a harness, it was ‘just a bit of entertainment’ and they couldn’t see what all the fuss was about.
The innocent pig was hauled to the top of the structure by four men bound with rope on a wood pole where it was then thrown off, squealing throughout its entire free-fall – no doubt absolutely petrified.
It truly is harrowing to watch, and the poor pig’s frightened squeals are nothing but deafening.
Warning: contains footage some may find distressing and upsetting.
As the pig screams in terror, people can be heard laughing and cheering from the platform.
When the pig is brought back up and untied, it appears to be unconscious from its ordeal.
What the f*** is wrong with people?!
Many were left unamused online blasting the theme park for its cruelty.
“I don’t see anything funny in it. Why were there people laughing? Just because the animal can’t express fear doesn’t mean it is not afraid”, says one viewer.
Another suggests the theme park’s owner should be bound and hauled off in the same manner: “To tie up its boss and throw him down would be much more entertaining”.
Complaints have since poured in about the video online branding it ‘disgusting’ and ‘not funny at all’.
Despite this, it seems to be falling on deaf ears as the owner of the park continues to defend the decision, saying: “We let the pig make the first jump because pork prices have been very high this year and recently, they dropped a bit”.
I guess that is supposed to be funny too?!
A public relations officer for the park said the abuse was ‘just a bit of entertainment’ and that it was on its way to be slaughtered for a Lunar New Year banquet anyway, so it was ‘normal’ for it to experience shock.
January 25th marks the end of the Chinese zodiac’s Year of the Pig, as they now move into the Year of the Rat.
While there has been an increasing social movement for more comprehensive animal rights legislation across China, there are no nationwide laws prohibiting mistreatment and abuse of animals in the country.
This enables horrific acts of cruelty towards animals such as this to continue in the name of ‘entertainment’.