Pig forced to bungee jump by Chinese theme park and then sent to slaughterhouse

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A theme park in China has apologised after a video of a live pig attached to a bungee rope and pushed off a platform 70 metres (230 feet) high sparked fierce backlash on social media.

The “vulgar” stunt went viral on Weibo, China’s most widely used social media platform, and showed the pig being carried by two men up a metal staircase onto the platform.

The 75kg pig, which had its feet tied up so it could not escape, was then dressed in a cape and secured to bungee ropes before being pushed off.

Squeals can be heard from the pig as it plunged down, accompanied by laughter and cheering from a crowd that had gathered to watch.

The theme park, located in the south-western municipality of Chongqing, said the stunt was meant to promote the opening day of the park’s bungee attraction on 18 January.

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Article URL: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/pig-bungee-jump-china-video-theme-park-park-weibo-a9291766.html

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