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A Chilean man jumped naked into a lion’s den in an attempted suicide but managed to survive.
Sadly the lions, who mauled him as he wanted them to, were killed in order to save him.
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The man, Franco Luis Ferrada Roman is in grave condition, the Daily Mail reported.
He stripped off his clothes and jumped into the lion’s enclosure on Saturday.
Once inside the lions began “playing” with him until zoo officials intervened and shot the lions dead, according to the Daily Mail.
“We believe that this person entered as a visitor and paid for his ticket,” zoo director Alejandra Montalva said.
“Later he trespassed into an area where the public are not normally allowed and we understand that he forced the roof of the lion’s enclosure,” she said.
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“It was from there that he jumped, took off his clothes and started to attract the lions.”
She told local media that she was “deeply affected” by the deaths of the two adult lions, one male and one female.
The zoo has an established protocol because people’s lives are very important to us,” she said.
Montalva told reporters there were no quick acting tranquilizers available at the time of the incident.
Many on social media were outraged that the lions were killed because of the selfish act of one man.
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— Naomi (@NaomiAlexLFC) May 22, 2016
How disgusting these poor innocent lions get killed because of a freak? makes me sick https://t.co/BFD487u3cQ
— Alex (@__AlexN_) May 22, 2016
The idiot who jumped in to a lion pen to commit suicide should’ve been shot not the lions, punishing an animal for his idiocy is infuriating
— William Brennan (@william_brennan) May 22, 2016
A stupid man climbed into a lion enclosure at a zoo as a suicide attempt and the two lions had to be killed because of him.
— Kelly (@pallidamors_) May 22, 2016
He took off his clothes – left a suicide note & jumped in a lion pen – the INNOCENT cats did NOT deserve 2 die. https://t.co/UDddPN3nPH
— Colet Abedi (@ColetAbedi) May 22, 2016
So… Innocent animals had to die because of this disgusting sinister selfish POS. He should be impaled. https://t.co/GzhKAACg68
— Stassi Schroeder (@stassi) May 22, 2016
https://t.co/56eDaVQ5mK how sad that the lions were killed because of him !! ?
— rhiannon (@_rhigreasley) May 22, 2016
@guardian Why kill the lions? If someone wants to commit suicide by lion, the lion shouldn’t have to pay the price for acting like a lion.
— Thomas Cifarelli (@Fiercelawyer) May 22, 2016
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