An African-American woman who climbed into an African lion exhibit at the Bronx Zoo escaped with her life due to tolerance and inclusion policies mandated by New York law.
Videos of the woman smoking weed and then dancing in front of a large male lion were posted on Instagram by a woman who identifies as Queen Empress Myáh Lareé Israelite. The incident occurred on Saturday.
“This action was a serious violation and unlawful trespass,” the Bronx Zoo said in a statement. “But the woman’s senseless death was prevented because our human rights policies mandate tolerance and inclusion.”
Interviewed after the incident, the lion agreed with zoo management.
“America is the greatest nation on earth because we can deny human and animal nature. If we lived in Africa, that woman would be dead right now,” he said, adding that laws against toxic masculinity also played a role in his refusal to maul the woman and share her remains with the pride.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, speaking for every resident of the city, said he’s “proud that being a Progressive politician means making rules that allow people wasted on legal weed to perform ridiculous and illegal acts with no natural consequences.”