Why you gotta mess with a man and his lion? Apparently, police in Pakistan don’t think it’s so cool to walk your lion down city streets. Man, some people are SOOOO uptight!


from http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-lion-idUSKBN1961E7

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of the bustling southern port city of Karachi after video of the incident went viral on social media, police said on Thursday.

Keeping wild cats as pets is not uncommon in Pakistan, where wealthy businessmen have been known to operate private zoos and sometimes parade the animals for the public.

The brief clip shows a docile lion lounging in the back of a pick-up truck, restrained by a leash and collar, as curious onlookers walk past in the city of about 20 million people.

Businessman Saqlain Javed was arrested on Wednesday but later freed on bail.

“The man was driving around with his lion near a local market and it was a matter of endangering public life and property,” senior police superintendent Muqadas Haider told Reuters.


Javed has a license to run a personal zoo and raise lion cubs, Haider added, but is not allowed to transport the animal on city streets.

Pakistan arrests man for driving pet lion through Karachi streets

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man who took his pet lion for a night-time drive through the streets of the bustling southern port city of Karachi after video of the incident went viral on social media, police said on Thursday.

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