‘Suicide by Lion’

A man who stripped naked and entered a lion enclosure in a Chilean zoo has survived the incident, but the lions were killed.

Authorities in Santiago confirmed that the two African lions were put down as they severely mauled the 20-year-old man who had broken into their cage early on Saturday.

The man, who has been named by local media as Franco Luis Ferrada Roman, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and was said to be in grave condition.

Suicide by Lion

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Humanity intelligence is decaying in this century , whatever is dangerous it’s a step on the wrong direction but they just do it for fame.

    • BillyHW

      Thanks for doing your best to raise the average IQ Maurixio.

    • mauser 98

      suicide by voting Maxi

  • G

    Why kill the lions? You can’t blame a lion for being a lion.

    • I agree, they’re innocent.

      • BillyHW

        Can they be trained to not eat people?

        • Yes. But it would take a lot of people to train them not to do that. That guy could be a start.

      • tom_billesley

        If someone throws themselves under a train,we don’t scrap the train.

    • Exile1981

      once they taste human flesh they are dangerous to the zoo keepers.

      • Brett_McS

        We must be very tasty.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          Like chicken apparently.

          • I ate crocodile once. Tasted like chicken. (Very overpriced.)

          • Waffle

            Loosiana specialty.

          • Darwin, Australia, Northern Territory. Freaky place. I’d kill to go back.

          • Exile1981

            If your ever in Banff, there is a restaurant called Grizzlies that serves exotic meats as part of their fondues.

          • Exile1981

            Actually there is a reason people are called “long pork”.

        • tom_billesley

          What, with no dressing?

      • tom_billesley

        Probably no more dangerous than they were before. Nobody goes in with a chair and a whip any more.

        • Exile1981

          Some animals once they associate humans = food are less likely to be kept safely. This is the same reason that feeding bears is a bad idea as they make that association and will start to see people not just as a source of food but as food.

    • tom_billesley

      If someone throws themselves under a train,we don’t scrap the train.

  • BillyHW

    Stripped naked? Are we certain this was a suicide?

  • B__2

    Hmm, from the look of that picture, if the guy survives I don’t think he’ll be reproducing after this, given that one of the lions seems to be snacking on some twigs and berries left out for her.

  • DMB

    This guy must have had a prophet Daniel complex by believing that he would have been rescued by an angel. Well he was rescued by did not come out unharmed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_in_the_lions%27_den

  • DVult

    It doesn’t look like this idea was as good in practice as it might have been in theory.

  • Tom Forsythe

    I thought people had the right to die in the time and manner of their choosing… how dare they shoot the lions for helping him?

    • andycanuck

      We should fundraise to have the lions sent to Holland where they can continue to make a valuable contribution to healthcare.

      • Alain

        No, I much prefer Parliament.

        • andycanuck

          As long as I don’t have to clean up the lion vomit afterward, good idea.

  • Tony

    In Canada you can now have ”zoo assisted’ suicide.