Starving Syrians Eat Lion from Zoo

Starving Syrians butcher a zoo's lion to eat in worst sign yet of how desperate civilians are for food. The graphic photograph has been circulating on social media websites. It is believed that the emaciated animal is from the Al-Qarya al-Shama Zoo. A UN report reveals that growing number of children in refugee camps becoming main provider for their families. A picture circulating on social media appearing to show Syrian rebels butchering a zoo lion is the latest evidence that residents of the war torn country are starving, according to activists. The photograph, which has not been independently verified, shows three men standing around the body of a lion. One of them is holding the lion's head while another appears to be cutting meat from the animal's hind legs.

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