Keyword: Human Rights

Tsinghua professor chastises the public’s indifference towards human life

Three weeks ago, a man surnamed Zhang was mauled to death by tigers in Ningbo Zoo after scaling a wall to avoid paying the zoo’s entrance fee. Police shot and killed one of the tigers during the rescue operations, but Zhang was unfortunately beyond help by the time they could reach him. On Chinese websites and social media many people argued that the tiger should not have been shot because it was just doing what was natural to it, and that it was the man’s fault for climbing over the wall in the first place. Last week, Professor Sun Liping of Tsinghua University’s Sociology Department wrote a long post on …read more