Beijing tiger attack: Whose fault is it?

November 18, 2018

published: 2017-12-21 00:12:37

A court in Beijing Tuesday began a long-awaited hearing into whether Beijing Badaling Wildlife Park was responsible for a tiger attack that injured a woman surnamed Zhao and killed her mother. On November 15, 2016, Zhao and her father sued the park, and asked for 1.55 million yuan in compensation. However, the park said it had fulfilled its obligations of warning visitors, acting immediately during the accident and paying for the initial medical and accommodation fees on humanitarian grounds. The verdict will be announced at a later date. Chinese netizens reacted with a combination of shock and outrage. Who is to blame? The park or the victims?