Shocking Video Shows Squealing Pig Tied Up, Forced To Bungee Jump In A Cape
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A Chinese theme park has sparked outrage after forcing a pig to bungee jump.
Video footage emerged of the pig being tied to a pole and carried to the top of a 68-metre tall tower before being pushed off. It is seen bouncing up and down several times while squealing.
The Meixin Red Wine Town theme park, located in Chongqing, said the stunt signified the opening of the new bungee attraction and was hoping the stunt would help it attract visitors, the BBC reported.
Bystanders can be heard cheering as the pig is dropped, and an announcer narrates what is happening.
The stunt triggered backlash online, forcing the theme park to apologise.
"We sincerely accept netizens' criticism and advice and apologise to the public," the statement said. "We will improve [our] marketing of the tourist site, to provide tourists with better services."
However, local media outlets claimed the pig was sent to a slaughterhouse afterwards.
More rain is forecast for most of Queensland this week after downpours brought relief to drought-affected regions.
The central and northwest parts of Queensland will cop the brunt of the rain, with some areas a chance of receiving 20mm.
The forecast follows some parts of Queensland recording as much as 350mm over the weekend.
Just days after officially running out of water, Stanthorpe received 75mm which filled up the water tanks of many rural residents.
Another 10mm could fall this week according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
While there was little rain that flowed into Stanthorpe's main water source, the region's Mayor Tracy Dobie said more rain will be beneficial to the region.
Storm Gloria has claimed three victims as strong winds, snow and icy conditions continued to lash much of Spain.
With more than 30 provinces on bad weather alert, Valencia on the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands were bearing the brunt of the storm on Monday.
In the central province of Avila, a 63-year-old man died at home after being hit by roof tiles lifted by a gust of wind.
Unusually cold weather was blamed for the death of a 54-year-old homeless woman in Gandia, near Valencia, a municipal official reported.
And one man in the north-western Asturias region was killed by a vehicle on a snowbound road. He was reportedly struck while fitting chains to his car, an emergency services spokesman said.
If you're a fan of bubble tea, you might want to reconsider your love of the popular Asian drink.
A teenage boy was hospitalised after experiencing severe abdominal pain, and doctors at the First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University in central China found his colon was blocked by two hard stones, measuring two and three centimetres in size.
They said the boy’s bowel obstruction was liked caused by bubble tea -- a drink, originally from Taiwan, that contains dozens of starchy tapioca balls which are difficult to digest.
It is understood the teen suffered no long-term effects from the ordeal.
At least three people are dead after a wooden stand, erected for the colourful Epiphany celebration, collapsed in the Ethiopian city of Gondar.
A hospital source said more than a dozen other people were injured.
The collapse occurred inside the Emperor Fasilides Bath in the northern city where several thousand Ethiopians and tourists attended the celebration commemorating the baptism of Jesus.
The Ethiopian News Agency reported that more than 15,000 foreigners were at the celebration in Gondar.
At least two people are dead and more than a dozen have been injured in a shooting outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri.
The shooting took place shortly before midnight, Kansas City police
Captain David Jackson told news outlets at the scene responding officers found "a chaotic scene" and had to call in help from around the city. A man and a woman were found dead.
Police believe the shooter is the deceased man.
A spokesman said the shooter opened fire on a line of people waiting to enter a bar, but the motive for the shooting wasn't immediately clear. The shooter was shot by an armed security guard, police said.
During the investigation, police heard at least 15 people were showing up to local hospitals with injuries from the shooting. At least three people were in critical condition, police said.
Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas has demanded fans be “a little more respectful” of his opponents after a rowdy first match win over Italy’s Salvatore Caruso at the Australian Open on Monday.
Melbourne’s large Greek community was out in full force at the Margaret Court Arena, chanting “Ole! Ole! Stefanos Tsitsipas!” as the Athens-born player put on a commanding 6-0 6-2 6-3 win over Caruso in less than two hours.
However, some Tsitsipas supporters loudly booed the Italian during certain points and the Greek was not impressed.
“I think also, from their side, they should be a little bit more respectful to the opponents," he said while thanking them for their support.
Tsitsipas will next face Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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