Animals are loving, caring and they are all that we need sometimes. However, the kind of treatment humans provide to animals can be disappointing and sometimes disgusting. An amusement park has brought the fears of an animal lover, alive! Well, no one is laughing and no one is amused. Therefore, the publicity stunt turned out to be the worst of the worst. The amusement park forcefully made a big bungee jump from the height of 223-foot drop. They made the animal wear a cape around its neck, tied its legs with ropes and then dropped it down. Well, eek!
See the video if you are not weak-hearted and decide yourself how you would take this stunt.
People are reacting to the video and people are clearly offended. The animal rights hashtag is now trending on Twitter and people want an explanation as to why such an incident even took place.
Is that funny to force a pig to bungee jump off or happy to watch such kind of cruel performance? Insane!!
— HKcitizen (@KcitizenH) January 20, 2020
Pigs are my least favorite animals… but come on. Y’all can’t be forcing that poor pig to bungee jump to initiate your new year. That’s animal cruelty.
— Strahl Fenrir (@StrahlFenrir) January 20, 2020
A theme park in China forced a pig to bungee jump this weekend. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT.
— em 🎧 (@EmRivers_) January 21, 2020
The reactions are totally valid as this was a bad example set for any kids present there. It is equally traumatic for the viewers as it would have been for the pig itself. The pig was later taken to the slaughterhouse. Well Well.
“We apologize to the public. We will improve [our] marketing of the tourist site, to provide tourists with better services.”, the amusement park’s management later apologized after receiving the backlash. On January 18, The Meixin Red Wine Town theme park in Chongqing, south-west China, held this “golden pig bungee jump”.
Bunjee jumping is not an easy sport. It is terrifying and can be a frightening experience for the weakhearted. Why put a living thing through this experience if they do not find it fun or interesting.
Bungee jumping can be unhealthy to the eyes as it can cause loss of eyesight as one boy has experienced in his lifetime.
And believe it or not, animals have the same kind of fear of such things. Just because they are animals, it does not mean they are showpieces or experimental items. They have feelings, they have the vision and they can feel they are being forced into something they do not want to do. It is our duty to show them empathy after all, we are the superior kind.
This is not the first time animals have been targetted for cheap marketing purposes to attract tourists. They are always the bait when it comes to attracting tourists to places. More often than not, they have to pay the price in the name of entertainment.
Pigs especially are considered by some people to be uncute which is why they often seem to target them and they think that not many people would be caring about a pig. But well guess what humanity still exists! Wohoo!
Pigs are just as cute as other animals. You cannot label them all. However these days even the animals considered the cutest are still being mistreated to the core. So we do not know what to even say. One can be a spectator, or one can raise their voice against these crimes that should not be happening in this day and age. Its 2020 guys!
In the name of entertainment, animals are sent to circuses where they are forced to perform acrobats that even humans cannot. It is high time we ban these activities and look forward to a world where animal cruelty is a thing of the past. It is an effort that we have to put together, and not just one person can do this. Do not let his issue die down, until a permanent solution is found for the misery of animals.