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Sickening North Korean zoo where neglected tiger tragically tries to revive stillborn cub as children cheer

On the other side of the park, a dozen seals packed into a tiny enclosure wailed with stress, a lion roared in torment while staring into the corner of his tiny cage, and a malnourished Bengal tiger paced maniacally.

RUSSELL MYERS: ‘A white tiger desperately tries to nurse its stillborn cub back to life as children are instructed to clap and shout at the tormented animal, owned by despot Kim Jong-un. The Mirror watched in horror as the disturbed creature cried out, while its mate paced up and down the tiny cage in front of their bloodied and lifeless young.

These are the sickening and distressing scenes at the world’s most vile attraction, Pyongyang Central Zoo in North Korea… Welfare experts reacted in complete disbelief after being shown the conditions, where animals suffer every day after being captured from around the globe and gifted to the North Korean leaders… Elsewhere we witnessed many ­traumatised animals with their heads wedged into the corners of their tiny enclosures, and crocodiles kept in barely two feet of water…

On the other side of the park, a dozen seals packed into a tiny enclosure wailed with stress, a lion roared in torment while staring into the corner of his tiny cage, and a malnourished Bengal tiger paced maniacally. Experts said all of them were showing “classic signs of torment” and last night described the attraction as “one of the worst cases of psychological abuse of animals ever seen”…

Dr Chris Draper, head of welfare at animal rights organisation Born Free Foundation, said the zoo was “totally inappropriate” for all the animals. He said: “Their cages are small, bare and there is no means of retreat from public view for them. It is most alarming to see the mother [tiger] and stillborn cub. There should’ve been a vet on the scene straight away. “There should have been intervention prior to this horrendous situation and, at the very least, immediate action should have been taken after the birth to establish why it occurred”.’ SOURCE…

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