(DAILYMAIL) — A picture circulating on social media appearing to show Syrian rebels butchering a zoo lion is the latest evidence that residents of the war torn country are starving, according to activists.

The photograph, which has not been independently verified, shows three men standing around the body of a lion.

One of them is holding the lion’s head while another appears to be cutting meat from the animal’s hind legs. (WARNING: Graphic photo)

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