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A China zoo has revealed why a live donkey was thrown into a tiger enclosure on Monday (Jun 5).
In an earlier Stomp article, it was reported that visitors of the Yancheng Wild Animal World in Chanzhou were left horrified after seeing tigers eating the donkey in front of their eyes.
The poor donkey was pushed off of the back of a truck into a moat surrounding the tiger enclosure in the park.
Regarding the shocking incident, a zoo worker initially told reporters that it was the result of "internal contradictions" among shareholders.
The real reason for the bizarre act however, has emerged.
According to Shanghaiist, the zoo said that a shareholder was angry at a court ruling that left the zoo's assets frozen.
Following the ruling, the zoo was unable to move any of its animals out of the venue. This led to losses for the shareholders.
One of them decided to go against the court and tried to sell away some of its animals to mitigate his losses. He hired men to load the donkey and a goat onto a lorry in an effort to sell them off.
However, zoo staff prevented the lorry from leaving the premises.
The shareholder then did the unthinkable. He decided to simply throw the donkey into the tiger enclosure.
The rest, as they say, is history.