To attract some extra visitors during the Golden Week holiday, a park in Shandong province took some adorable tiger cubs out for a walk.
As you might expect, everybody wanted pictures of the tiny tigers with tourists swarming around pointing their cameras and smartphones.
Eventually some of these pictures found their way onto the internet, where netizens are now voicing their displeasure at the proud animals being used for such a shameless stunt.
“Tigers are the king of the jungle, they shouldn’t be kept on a leash,” commented one web user from Zhejiang.
“Don’t the officials make enough money off these poor creatures already,” wondered another Beijing netizen.
The zoo’s supporters countered by saying, “Awwwwww!”
[Images via Sina]