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Published:August 15th, 2013 14:18 EST

Outrage: Chinese Zoo Showcases Dog as African Lion, Video!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Chinese zoo`s supposed `African lion` was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking.

The zoo in the People`s Park of Luohe, in the central province of Henan, replaced exotic exhibits with common species, according to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily.

Three other species housed incorrectly included two coypu rodents in a snake`s cage, a white fox in a leopard`s den, and another dog in a wolf pen."

Fox News

China may be destined to become the greatest military and economic power in the world in a couple of decades, but how can you take a country seriously where a zoo showcases a dog as a lion.

A dog posing as a lion in a zoo is ridiculous, but a dog served as the main course in a restaurant is disgusting, cruel and pathetic.

China is the Mecca for counterfeited merchandise; you`ll find millions of fake Gucci bags, Rolex watches and iPhones. But who would have thunk that  that a zoo would feature a pooch as a lion.

I will never, ever, vacation in a country where everything is either counterfeit or made out of lead. I will never, ever visit a nation where dog meat is served in restaurants.

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