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China Games Spark Outrage

 - Oct 4, 2006
References: dailymail
The Animal Olympics are creating international outrage. The games, in China, feature a wide range of animals in human-like competition. The games are also being dubbed the Cruel Olympics as they are highlighting the fact that China has a horrible record for protection of animal rights.

From the Daily Mail:
Chimpanzees are forced to play basketball and apparently lift huge weights, while a docile brown bear is dressed in a tutu while navigating a makeshift obstacle course in one of the strangest events ever to be staged.

The photographs are published for the first time today following outrage at earlier images which showed kangaroos being forced to take part in boxing matches with their supposed keepers and a monkey cycling while tied by the collar to the children's bike.

Other events at the 'games' include a sea lion high jump and a tug of war between an elephant and members of the audience, with more than 300 animals taking part.