This is the moment a tigress collapsed in convulsions in a circus ring seconds after jumping through rings of fire in Russia.

The brother and sister who handle the six-year-old big cat called Zena have denied claims of animal cruelty and defended their actions, saying they feared a bloodbath.
Tiger handler Artur Bagdasarov, who dragged the tigress by the tail and poured water over her head, has defended his actions, saying he feared there would be a “bloodbath” and had no choice but to pull the suffering animal by its tail.