Lions Turn on Trainer at Ukraine Circus

From The Telegraph:

The video, made by an American family visiting the town of Lviv in western Ukraine, shows one angered lion brushing past attempts by Oleksie Pinko, the trainer, to keep it at bay with a metal rod to bite him in the leg.

A second lion then joined in on the mauling, seizing the Mr Pinko’s left arm in its jaws. As children in the audience, some of whom were just 10 feet away from the lions, screamed in terror, circus workers used high-pressure hoses and blows from metal bars in a desperate attempt to save Mr Pinko.

(via Arbroath)