Pouncing Lion, Hurting Woman
Okay…so I keep seeing this video popping up on the Toronto Star’s homepage. Apparently a martial artist was involved in a photo shoot. As part of this photo shoot it was somehow necessary to make use of…a lion. Long story short, she gets mauled.
Here’s my beef. Animals that are used in advertising and movies are almost always mistreated (CBC’s The Fifth Estate ran a disturbing piece a while back). This is fact. My problem is that the suffering these animals go through isn’t for any “greater good” such as science (which is, of course, debateable). I mean, check out the guy who boots the lion in the head. No, this is so some Jackie Chan wannabee kung fu chicky can promote…what? That she can pose with lions? It’s stupid. No need for animals in this sort of stuff. End of rant.
Besides, who wasn’t really cheering for the lion there? I know I was. I mean, if she is really THAT good at martial arts she should’ve been able to stop the lion. That’s what she gets for flapping her arms like a wounded ostrich around a full grown lion.