Zoo investors feed donkey to tigers in act of protest

Though protests can come in many creative forms, a recent demonstration has sparked serious controversy.

Disgruntled investors in a China zoo showed their discontent by releasing a live donkey into a cage of tigers, according to the BBC.

One shareholder reportedly planned to sell animals as the zoo had been losing money, and when he was stopped, he asked a group of men to throw the animal in the enclosure, The Guardian reports.

"Since we can't have any benefits, we thought why not feed them to the tigers, at least we can save on animal feed," one shareholder reportedly said.

The shareholder reportedly wanted to throw a sheep in the enclosure as well, but security officials stopped the plan.

The donkey did not survive the incident.

Video of the incident was shared online, and though it is extremely graphic, you can watch it here.

According to South China Morning Post, the masses are outraged.

"This is barbaric and has no place in a zoo which is supposed to look after animal welfare," one commenter said. "No one can dispute that tigers hunt in the wild but their prey always has a chance at getting away."