Unemployed man in China tries to feed himself to tigers
Published on Feb 18, 2014 10:58 AM
BEIJING (AFP) - A man in China survived an unsuccessful attempt to feed himself to a pair of Bengal tigers and is being treated for depression, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.
According to the Chengdu Business Daily, Yang Jinhai, 27, climbed a tree and jumped into the tigers' enclosure on Sunday at the Chengdu Zoo in south-west China's Sichuan province.
As stunned visitors watched, Yang - who is unemployed and suffers from mental health issues, according to his brother - "performed exaggerated movements" as he spent 20 minutes trying to tempt the tigers to eat him.
"I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back," Yang told the paper.
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