PETA says lion a ‘vegan’; denies racial motives.
A woman climbed over a visitor safety barrier at the Bronx Zoo’s African lion exhibit over the weekend, according to the zoo.
Video posted to Instagram shows a woman in a T-shirt and pants standing just feet away from a male lion. They stare at each other for a brief period of time. Then she seems to almost taunt it, raising her arms and wiggling her body for a second as if she’s dancing. The lion just stares.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) spokesman, who said they were “non-binary” and went by the name Ocean, observed that the lion is “obviously a vegan which proves the better karma flowing from loving all life forms, except for unborn babies.”
The lion’s keeper disagreed with the PETA assessment, “He just prefers white meat.”