The poor animal is forced to lie on a platform as numerous guests sit on its back for a souvenir snap
A shocking video has appeared online showing an Amur tiger tied down by circus staff so guests can ride on it and have their pictures taken.
The distraught animal is forced to lie on a platform, with its head hard-pressed down to the floor and its limbs bound.
Then, ticket holders for the Chinese circus are called into the tiger’s cage to sit on its back and pose for souvenir pictures.
It is thought that the circus was in Yiyang city, Hunan in southern China.
However, it is uncertain who filmed the clip, or when it was recorded.