Actor Imran Abbas has come under heavy criticism after he posted a picture posing with a lion.
In the photo posted on Instagram, Abbas can be seen sitting on a terrace of a residential house. The post did not go down well with some people, who quickly took to social media to criticise the actor for keeping a wild animal in confine.
The actor in an attempt to defend himself posted the photo with the caption, “Loved you Simba!!!!! This lion was rescued and saved when he was 3 months old cub. He is not caged or malnutrition. He is kept in a natural habitat at a farmhouse and was taken to this house only for a day.”
“He loves human beings and cannot be sent back to jungle since he feels more comfortable with the owner and can’t survive without him,” he added.