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Jess
- 309 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The fault is with EAZA official policy: that is what to be changed if we do not want Marius' story to be repeated with some other animal in Dublin, Madrid, Moscow or anywhere else in Europe. To be precise, the point 4 of Euthanasia Considerations of the E



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AniMae Chi (432)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:13 pm

# 193
5:42 pm Feb 14
AniMaeChi
Australia
 

jess b (24)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:13 pm
The news about the slaughter of giraffe Marius is one of the most horrendous things I've ever read online. Already several petitions are circulating calling for the removal of Bengt Holst, the Director of Copenhagen Zoo. The problem here is that there is no fault with the Director: he was following the official procedures of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Check out their official commentary following Marius’ euthanasia: http://www.eaza.net/News/newsblog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=183
 

jess b (24)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:15 pm
That means that this can happen – and, statistically speaking, will happen again at some stage – at any European zoo. The fault is with EAZA official policy: that is what to be changed if we do not want Marius’ story to be repeated with some other animal in Dublin, Madrid, Moscow or anywhere else in Europe. To be precise, the point 4 of Euthanasia Considerations of the EAZA’s Euthanasia Statement of the 26/09/11 is to be removed:
http://www.eaza.net/about/Documents/EAZA%20Euthanasia%20statement.pdf
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:54 pm
Signed #195 & Thank you Jess
 

Evelyn B. (49)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:42 am
Fully agree with the petition - in fact, it's happeninf in a zoo not far away, again in Denmark, with a 7 year old giraffe - signed ... #196
BUT - does EAZA policy encourage public killing by bolt gun?
Public autopsy ?
EAZA says "We stress that the vast majority of animals euthanised in zoos are put down as a result of ill health, and extremely rarely for reasons of conservation management"
And yet one was killed last Sunday, another due to be killed soon - I wouldn't consider that a "rare" event.

Policy revision, clarity on acceptable use for public spectacles, & more room for finding alternative homes (at least 2 or the zoos offereing a home to Marius - the young one - are part of EAZA .... ) At present the policy appears to be saying "kill them - more humane than allowing them to live in a non-EAZA zoo", yet not controlling carefully the "humaneness" of the zoo where the animal lives & is slaughtered.
How many such cases are happining under EAZA policies - but behind closed doors?
 

jess b (24)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:28 am
Yes AniMae. Thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:30 am
Signed, and noted, thanks for the link for this.
 

Victoria Oakey (126)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:34 am
Ty.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:41 am
N & S. Thanks Jess
 

Dimitris Dallis (6)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:48 am
Yes it has to change...
Thanks Jess :)
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:57 am
Signed.
 

Ondine J. (138)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:43 am
Noted and signed, thanks Jess and AniMaeChi for forwarding. This is very important if we are to change the EAZA policies.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:14 am
Noted and signed. #206 TY Jess B
 

Charmaine Shannon (45)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:21 am
Noted, Signed and Shared !!
Thank-You....
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:38 am
#208-thx Jess
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:55 am
Victoria, you took action on February 14, 2014.
 

Ruth Ann W. (208)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:09 am
S&N. Hoping against hope we make a difference this time!
 

Kathleen R. (203)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:58 am
Signed and noted. #220. This should never happen again, anywhere. Thanks Jess and AniMae.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:03 am
Signed, thank you Jess
 

Nicole W. (644)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:10 am
ty Jess and Terry
 

. (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:16 am
#222 Signed and noted - thank to Jess and Ondine for the fw
 

Debbie Williamson (275)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:24 am
Signed and shared. Thank you Jess, and AniMaeChi and Terry for forwarding.
 

Maria S. (95)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:29 am
Noted & signed # 225! Thanks Jess & AniMaeChi for forwarding!
 

Carol J. (13)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:37 am
Noted & signed
 

Ruth L. (310)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:01 am
#230 Thanks Jess and to all my friends who forwarded and shared
 

John Holton (361)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:03 am
signed and noted
 

Patricia Losch (284)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:19 am
Signed ,thank you .
 

Sara P. (61)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:45 am
Done, thanks Jess.
 

. (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:50 am
Signed and Noted.
 

kate k (478)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:20 am
N&S
 

Katya Pavlova (171)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:35 am
thank you , signed and noted
 

Sabine H. (176)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:44 am
N & S
 

gabriele jefferson (148)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:46 am
noted, signed, shared on fb & twitter
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:47 am
Noted signed, thanks Jess.
 

Bee S. (208)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:48 am
Done. TY
 

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:05 am
THANK YOU
for signing:
Change EAZA Policy on Euthanasia!
Ty AniMae, Ondine and Jess!
 

cynthia B. (267)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:16 am
signed 252 This is so important to change so more animals are not killed for 'conservation management'
EAZA polices need to change
 

Rachael Moore (55)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:23 am
Signed earlier Feb 11th ~ Thank you very much Jess.
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:26 am
THANK YOU
for signing:
Change EAZA Policy on Euthanasia!
 

Chaz Berlusconi (83)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:31 am
signed
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:32 am
Mrs. Terrie Williams, TX Feb 14, 10:30 # 257 SSN
 

Pamela W. (75)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:40 am
Noted, Signed and Commented ......."QUOTE "the young animal in question could not contribute to the future of its species further, given the restraints of space and resources to hold an unlimited number of animals within our network and programme, and should therefore be humanely euthanased" ....... THAT is the "crux" of the problem !!! It's a policy of CONTROL and they think they have the "right" to CONTROL the destiny of ALL future generations of animals !! Since when did they have this "right" ??? Other zoos or animal reserves have animals with different genes, which could well have benefitted from those of Marius to improve their herds - but because they were not under the CONTROL of EAZA, they were not esteemed as being a suitable future home for him - so he lost his life because of their bigotry !!!! They need to review their thinking and concentrate on the ethics / methods of their members who continue to breed animals irresponsibly, only to kill them later unnecessarily !!!!!!!! "
Absolutely DISGUSTED with these "control freaks" and signing every petition I can find for Marius-2, who is currently at risk of exactly the same fate at another Danish zoo !!! Heartbroken we could save Marius in Copenhagen zoo - let's redouble our efforts for 6-year old Marius at Jyllands Park !!!!
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:53 am
You'll have to realise the sad and disgusting truth as they stated it: " they're PRUDUCTS of a breeding process"-NOTHING MORE OR ELSE:
SIGNED!! (WITHOUT ANY HOPE)
 

chantal v. (333)
Friday February 14, 2014, 9:05 am
Signed thanks to Cynthia!
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Friday February 14, 2014, 9:35 am
Signed

Love
 

Sara W. (110)
Friday February 14, 2014, 9:43 am
Definitely signed. Thanks for posting!
 

desanka s. (401)
Friday February 14, 2014, 9:55 am
Thank you Jess, signed.
 

Anette S. (23)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:11 am
signed & noted
 

anonymous X. (93)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:13 am
you took action on February 14, 2014 - Thank you Jess and AniMaeChi for forwarding
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:36 am
S+N
 

Pamela W. (75)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:39 am
Oops, just noticed typo in previous comment - obviously meant to say COULDN'T save Marius in Copenhagen !!

Agree with you Angelika, about the "products" aspect ..... but it just goes to show how incompetant they are in the way they work - they KNOW the genes of the animals they have, so they KNEW what the resultant genes would be in Marius ..... yet they irresponsibly allowed his parent to breed him !!! He was fine, for their purposes, as long as he was a "cuddly" addition to their stock - to bring in the crowds - it was only AFTER 2 years (thereabouts) that he became "surplus to requirements" and so I hold the zoo responsible for not doing their job right in the first place .......... RIP sweet Marius - I'll keep fighting for your namesake !!!!
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (54)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:40 am
S&N,thanks for sharing
 

SherriAWAY Martin (132)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:42 am
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook
 

J D. (85)
Friday February 14, 2014, 11:07 am
Signed & noted Thx for sharing. Killing is never a solution in any country or language.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Friday February 14, 2014, 11:34 am
Done!
 

Elena J. (196)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:06 pm
S&N
 

Barbara F. (55)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:06 pm
Signed and Noted, Thanks AniMae! LOT'S OF ERRORS ON MY FORMS. Not your fault, I wonder what happened to ZEN????? NOT GOOD! TOO MANY ERRORS!
 

Kamia T. (82)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:21 pm
Noted and Signed. It's ridiculous to take advantage of a wild animal to "entertain" the populace anywhere, then when it becomes inconvenient simply REFUSE to attempt to relocate it elsewhere!
 

Gabriela Baldaia (103)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:30 pm
Tank you, Jess. Signed and about to share.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:28 pm
S & N!
 

Suzanne L. (137)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:34 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Aileen AWAY P. (37)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:03 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:39 pm
SIGNED & SHARED
 

S J. (118)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:26 pm
SJ,
you took action on February 10, 2014
 

Liz Gillard (101)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:41 pm
Noted and sooo signed with this comment ~ I was so upset when i read what they did to poor Marius and the butchering of him in front of children and families it made me weep for him,WHY would anyone stand there with their children and watch such a barbaric act is beyond me,for this slaughter of innocent animals they need to stop breeding them in the first place but of course when these animals are small and bring in MONEY thats o'k and then they grow and are not so cute anymore so the answer is to kill them,soooo wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are no better here in England as i just read that at Longleat safari park when they shut for the winter they slaughtered a family of Lions,mum,dad and four innocent cubs as they said they were fighting and agressive with each other and had no space left to move them too,i was horrified and shed many tears,i never realised this happens to zoo animals.Rest In Peace innocent zoo animals you did not deserve to die,ashamed to be human!!! Thank you Jess and to my dear friend Terry for the fwd.Liz Xx
 

Annemie O. (161)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:16 pm
N & S
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:24 pm
THANK YOU
for signing:
Change EAZA Policy on Euthanasia!
 

Shirley S. (176)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:39 pm
Noted & signed in horror re zoo policies.
 

Maricruz Lopez (69)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:49 pm
S & S THANKS ANIMAE FOR THE FORWARD.
 

J Harris (35)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:43 pm
Signed & noted
 

Shelli S. (363)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:51 pm
Marius- SENSLESS DATH. Period. Wrong. Has me so dam mad & hurt at same time....
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:58 pm
Alexandria,
you took action on February 14, 2014
 

Laurie H. (730)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:03 pm
SIGNED W/ COMMENTS & SHARED~ So angry at this situation=it's got to be fixed NOW!! ~
 

Mary R. (259)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:15 pm
signed
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:59 pm
Noted!~ Signed & posted on FB!~
 

Helen Beasley (66)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:46 pm
Noted and Signed
 

benson gitonga (102)
Friday February 14, 2014, 9:33 pm
noted ad signed
 

Candy L. (476)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:29 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted
 

sharon wardle (108)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:57 pm
Signed, shared & noted ~ Thanks
 

Mariann Rannenberg (164)
Friday February 14, 2014, 11:03 pm
Signed & Noted!!
 

Sabine H. (176)
Friday February 14, 2014, 11:23 pm
THANKS
 

Connie Palladini (94)
Friday February 14, 2014, 11:30 pm
Signed, thank you!
 

Marie W. (67)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 12:15 am
S&N
 

Josiane Melchior (32)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:18 am
Signed
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:44 am
Noted and signed
 

Tanya W. (55)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:53 am
N&S
 

Mrs M. (1421)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:05 am
PLEASE HELP ME CROSSPOST TODAY. Let's get 100,000 signatures, please help.
 

Gabriella Serafino (96)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:07 am
This absurd and horrible crime makes me cry.
 

Arild Warud (170)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:08 am

thank you
for signing:
Change EAZA Policy on Euthanasia!
 

Fi T. (16)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:51 am
Can a person suffer in the same way?
 

Sylvie A. (139)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:02 am
Notée, déjà signée, repartagée. Merci.
 

Sonali G. (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:18 am
signed thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:43 am
Done.
 

Laetitia nomailplz (171)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 5:25 am
previously signed, noted
 

Alison A. (240)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 5:44 am
Signed and noted, thanks Jess.
 

Susan G. (49)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:16 am
T.y. Jess
Signed and noted all the way!
 

Rhonda B. (114)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:05 am
Gladly signed! Thank you.
 

tasunka m. (338)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:45 am
finally,another petition to sign
thanks Ani and Jess
 

tasunka m. (338)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:49 am
LOVING ALL THE GIRAFFE ICONS IN SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Danny M. (90)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:17 am
Signed.
 

E AWAY Jimmink (55)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:30 am
This petition has a chance of getting some results. Signed and shared. Thank you.
 

. (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:32 am
Gladly signed & noted; thanks for this!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 10:19 am
Noted and signed...thanks
 

cynthia B. (267)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:32 am
at 429 Come on people stand up for this
 

Millie O'Connor (184)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 1:58 pm
N & S. #436
Thanks for posting this, Jess. Thanks for forwarding, AniMaeChi. Policies HAVE to change. This blatant cruelty must stop.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:07 pm
Done
 

Vicky P. (466)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:46 pm
noted, signed
 

. (7)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 5:15 pm
Noted, already signed, thanks for this Jess, we have to try to stop this horrible abuse!
 

. (0)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:05 pm
ty
 

Jason B. (141)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:47 pm
Thanks, Signed
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:33 am
Signed!!
 

. (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:14 am
𝖓+𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖏𝖊𝖘𝖘!
 

Joanne A. (40)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:51 am
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Kathryn R. (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:33 am
Signed and noted. Thank you.
 

Sarah Baker (47)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:14 am
Signed and noted
 

daryl bishop (314)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:41 am
signed gladly, what a terriblething
 

. (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:45 am
Signed and noted.
Those EAZA policies have to change of course, BUT bein allowed to do such a thing doesn't mean that a Zoo HAS to do it! They could have looked for an other place for Marius, sorry, but I'm still mad as h*ll!
 

samantha l (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:58 am
Signed!
 

Jana Repova (63)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 9:26 am
Signed!
 

LynnCarin LadySeastar (427)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 9:41 am
LYNN CARIN, YOU TOOK ACTION ON FEBRUARY 15, 2014
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:45 pm
Glad to see so many Marius faces in here..
signed
 

Lonsdale Moon (108)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:45 pm
Signed & noted - tragic
 

Ilona V. (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 2:19 pm
Thanks Jess. Gladly signed & noted.

We've got 496 signatures, help us get to 1,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Veronica C. (45)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 2:54 pm
signed
 

Rhonda B. (114)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:01 pm
signed #411
 

Beverly G. (128)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:46 pm
signed shared they need rights they aint got any. evil man is the bad one
 

Vivian Farmer (499)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:01 pm
Noted and signed. They are despicable! And anyone who stands around and watches the slaughter of poor innocent animals without crying out, are despicable too!
 

benson gitonga (102)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 9:43 pm
noted
 

Carmen S. (616)
Monday February 17, 2014, 5:19 am
Thanks Jess.
 

dian w. (82)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:45 pm
So, not only is it OK to kill a giraffe... but it is OK to do it PUBLICLY in front of children which of course will De Sensitize them and they will MURDER anything... animals... and then children.. and then women!!!
Stataics prove this!!!
Jst sayin
 

Hugo L. (264)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 1:56 pm
Noted & Signed, thanks Jess
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 5:39 am
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks.
 

Natalie Away J. (125)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 3:25 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Dianne Lynn Elko-Eakin (730)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 10:58 am
Dianne Lynn,
you took action on February 17, 2014
 

Yvonne F. (176)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:56 am
Thanks Jess for posting this great petition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Elisa F. (240)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 11:51 am
N&S. Thanks, Jess. Thanks to Patricia L for fwd.
 

Helga Kordjukova (162)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 1:40 pm
Mar 27, 00:39 # 939
 
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