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Soldier kills a jaguar used in Rio 2016 Olympic torch relay

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 26, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 25, 2016

With just over a month to go to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Olympic torch is passing through Brazil in the traditional relay. Yet as a ceremony took place in the city of Manaus, tragedy struck. A jaguar, named Juma, was used as a mascot for the ceremony, but a soldier shot the animal after it escaped from handlers. Activists are condemning the use of Juma in a situation that would have been stressful. University of Brasilia scientist Joao Paulo Castro told BBC Brasil, "It's neither...





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