November 03, 2004

Well, at least they were obedient

A man at a zoo in Taipei, Taiwan tried to convert two lions to Christianity today, and got bitten in response.

“Jesus will save you!” shouted the 46-year-old man at two African lions lounging under a tree a few meters away.

“Come bite me!” he said with both hands raised, television footage showed.

The lion's response?


A large male lion sauntered over to the unidentified man and bit a chunk out of his leg. Zookeepers drove the giant feline off with waterhoses and tranquilizer guns.

Apparently the pair had dined earlier in the day. Otherwise, he might have become evangelical sushi.

Posted by mhking at November 3, 2004 04:18 PM

the words

PLANK, MUPPET and IDIOT spring to mind. perhaps he should spend less time taking daniel in the lions den to literally mean that god stopped ther lions eating him and perhaps consider that they weren't hungry at the time?

Posted by: young-white-and-liberal at November 3, 2004 05:48 PM

I believe that this man is very brave, under no circunstances the media is not allowed to make a joke this situation for two reasons:

Nowadays, it is prove that animals understand everything in their own way, because they have feelings like us ( pain, love, unger, hungry, lonliness, etc,etc,), probalby the public don't know the power of God, unfortunately.

Second, I thing this man going to far, because they are different ways to talk with animals, he doesnt need to be so close, because animals have developed the mental comunnication, something that human never will accept because humans are selfish, impossible to accept that an animal can be more clever than human.

Anyway, I love animals, and I hope someday stop the commercialization of animal fur all over the world, and humans can treat animals with respect, because they are adorable creatures of this world, and we have to take care now!.

Posted by: rossio at November 4, 2004 09:49 AM