Britain’s most tiresome newspaper the Daily Mail has a typically sober and balanced report on a new animal show in Xiamen, Fujian (presumably HaiCang Safari Park).
“Just when it seemed that the Chinese had plumbed the depths of animal humiliation, along comes something even worse”
it begins, before publishing a few photos of a Lion riding on the back of a Horse.
Whilst not advocating lion jockeys, we think it’s strange that a supposedly mainstream national newspaper should adopt such a country-baiting, holier-than-thou tone.
Fortunately The (London) Times provides some respite from the China bashing, noting that:
“The little brown horse has a rug on its back to protect it from the lion’s claws”