Jaguar Paraded at Olympic Torch Ceremony Shot Dead
The big cat was exhibited chained up in Manaus, Brazil, prompting outrage. Olympics officials say nothing of this sort will happen again.
In the 1900 Olympic games, live pigeon shooting was an official event. In 2014, authorities around Sochi, Russia, were criticized for rounding up stray dogs. And now, a jaguar from the Amazon was killed after it was featured in a torch ceremony for this summer's games in Brazil.
The jaguar was shot Monday after it escaped from its handlers at a zoo attached to an army training center in Manaus, the Brazilian military said in a statement. The jaguar was exhibited, chained up, during a torch ceremony there.
After the ceremony, the big cat—known as Juma—reportedly approached a soldier, despite being tranquilized. The soldier fired a single shot, which killed Juma. The incident has prompted a wave of criticism for even