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Denmark Zoo Announces They Will NOT Kill the Second Marius

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Ruth Ann
- 1528 days ago -
If what they say is true, what grand news. We cannot let up the pressure, however. Please note and share and continue signing petitions to keep up the pressure. If we can make changes, Marius will live on, long after we are gone.

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Christeen A (370)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:46 pm
This just made my day. Thank you.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 8:55 pm
Same source I got the information from yesterday. Praying that Marius2 is still safe. I do hope it's true, Ruth!

Ruth Ann W (198)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:04 pm
Check out more versions of the sane. never a bad idea to triple source. Unless someone on Care2 is in Denmark and check this out directly?
Reuters gives a hint this is a long term delay, however

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:04 pm
Yep, fingers crossed, Ruth :)

Elisa F (235)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:09 pm
So Glad!!! Thanks, Ruth Ann :)

Animae C (514)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:13 pm
We'll see.

Ben B (20)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:29 pm
It appears that the reprieve is conditional on their not sourcing or receiving a female giraffe for their breading program as yet, nor is it anticipated that they will receive one soon as per EAZA decision, but what happens when a female is found and sent, who knows when?

I think we should consider this a temporary reprieve. Zoos are not going to change their ways or practices just on the basis of one public reaction to the killing of Marius1. The selective breeding program will be their excuse to kill more animals in the future. As some have pointed out, the same goal could be achieved by non-lethal methods, e.g. neutering. However they would then have to pay for the upkeep, feeding, care etc. of a non-breeding animal in their breeding program and since Zoos are commercial enterprises that exist to make a profit, probably more so than to preserve animals, they will probably consider non-breeding animals as a liability rather than an asset, and liabilities are usually minimised in business, which will translate into more killing in future...

Thanks for posting, though, Ruth.

Ondine J (134)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:29 pm
Good news Ruth Ann, thanks

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 9:33 pm
This is good news but let's hope it is not just temporary - as Ben says. Thanks Ruth Ann.

Candy L (473)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 10:17 pm
If This is True! It's the best News I've heard! We must still keep the pressure on! so they will change there barbaric way of treating all animals. Thanks!

James N (31)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 10:19 pm
Well it's a start. Copenhagen never should have killed Marius, though. It's just a start.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 10:47 pm
I hope it's true. I think public outcry is the only thing that kept this from happening.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:04 am
Great news! And the proof that petitions work!

. (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:09 am
Good. Great. Wonderful!

Alan Lambert (91)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:09 am
Good on them...

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 2:55 am
Great news and I saw it in the several news, it looks like it is true.

Nicole W (646)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:09 am
ty Ruth Ann

Kat K (54)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:54 am
Thank you Ruth Ann~~this is wonderful, and I do hope they are telling the truth. They, and others, need to listen to the many voices raised to help these animals. Thank you and thank you again, Ruth Ann!!! UNITED WE STAND!!!

Shelli S (374)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:49 am
Good news...hmm..maybe.. I do wonder how many other "Marius" there have been, that we don't know about?! I don't like zoos & this just solidified it..Not happy 2 say this.. Thanks Ruth Ann

Shelli S (374)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:57 am
This is a good video..Jack Hanna lashes out at the Copenhagen Zoo..I HATE them.

Shelli S (374)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:58 am
F*ck off Copenhagen Zoo..Pardon my french.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:01 am
This is good news! Now someone must keep an eye on them to make sure they do not kill this precious animal. I was just thinking about the first Marius and wondering about its Mother. I hope they did not kill Marius in front of her and how did she take her baby being taken away from her and n ever returning. I was remembering about the cows and how they cry for they baby boys when taken away from them, simply because they can not give milk, which sadly people still drink. Man "kind" must learn to be Kind.

Mark Lewis (20)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:19 am
Thanks Ruth Ann. Hope it is true and Marius 2 gets a chance.

James W (257)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:26 am
Why not just euthanize Bengt Holst?

Robert O (12)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:31 am
Thanks Ruth Ann.

Michela M (3964)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:34 am


Dawn M (142)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:38 am
Great news!!

Gloria p (304)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:48 am
I am happy but Marius II is more happy!

Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:49 am
We must never give up the fight! Thanks Ruth Ann.

June M (139)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:55 am
Thanks Ruth Ann for sharing ♥

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:59 am
Yes it's great news--but how about the thousands who we'll never know about...thx Ruth Ann

Freya H (357)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:03 am
This is what happens when enough people raise enough hell. Now think what could happen if enough of us raise hell about other issues, especially all the things going wrong here in the USA!

Al C (7)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:21 am

Gail Ring (89)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:36 am
great always good to keep the pressure on these people

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:42 am
This is great news, and gives hope for Marius 11. This is one of the reasons I do not like zoos. A question I have, is why does the zoo have a say in breeding programs at all? Zoos are around for one reason - to make money, and yes some that work in them are caring and compassionate, but they relly have no say in whether an animal will be sold or traded. What struck me as so morally wrong, was having the presence of an audience when Marius 1 was killed, dismembered and fed to lions, while there were children present. However in saying this. the children must have had permission from their parents, or their parents were there wilth them. So many children of a young age, have not had to deal with even a death in the family of a loved one. Some would not be able to differentiate between what happened to this giraffe and a loved one. The culling and killing of animals in zoos must be stopped, and alternatively the zoos must look for another home for a live animal.
Thank You so much Ruth Ann for sharing♥

Mireille Picron (46)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:46 am
Good news.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:51 am

Chantale F (22)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 9:15 am
Thank you!!

Ulane V (48)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:20 am
Good news,thank you

June Bostock (50)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:21 am

Marija M (32)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:33 am
good news, tks

Danny M (83)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:48 am
Thank you for the good news!

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:16 am
great! noted shared on fb & twitter

Shaheen N (64)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:22 am
Wonderful news.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:23 am
mam nadzieję, że kolejna żyrafa już nie zginie, nie dopuśćmy do tego

Kay M (347)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:32 am
if they don't want it, they should be responsible and allow another zoo to have it.

Charmaine Shannon (37)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:43 am
Noted, Signed and Shared !! Very TRUE, it is Hard to Believe these ???? !! We'll have to Watch them Closely and Make Sure that they know it !!!!


Maria S (95)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:53 am
Thanks for sharing!

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:00 pm

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 12:17 pm

Miia Suuronen (44)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:11 pm
Toivottavasti myös pitävät lupauksensa!

Marjorie Jones (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:28 pm
He is safe for now, that is good news, but it is only so long as no females are relocated in the future to this institution. This is a temporary respite. Continuing monitoring will be required to ensure this remains a status quo and Marius remains safe.

Myraida Diaz (136)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 2:17 pm
I do not believe in them. That is an association and they could kill whenever or however they wish. They can do it without anyone knowing about it. Animals are not protected in Europe basically, only some measures taken for animals used as food. They worth nothing for the EU govt, that's why countries keep doing as they wish! It is not Spain or Greece or Romania only, It's Belgium, Switzerland (not member of the union) UK, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia (not member),Denmark, Germany etc... Opinion of citizens worth nothing either. Interest of the EU is to make a bigger Europe and make money. Yet, that is the place where petitions and letters should be sent. Not crying over the paper but insisting on their compromise with the welfare for animals telling them you will not patronize their wine, cheese, pastas, oil, candy, snacks, chocolates, animal by products, canned food, shoes, clothing, bags, perfumes, floorings (yes, floorings) etc... Made them aware that we know what we are talking about: that we are a market for their products and that they are a destiny for vacations also! But if no one takes the time to tell them, they will ignore that we are conscious that we are FREE CONSUMERS after all! We decide too!

Aileen P (40)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:06 pm
Thank you for sharing. We'll see.

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 4:13 pm
Thanks for the article.

aj E (164)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 4:18 pm
hope so.

J H (40)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:14 pm

S J (130)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 5:29 pm
I hope they will not kill anymore defenseless animals. We do have to monitor and pressure them, I have no trust left for murderers.

Thank you, Ruth Ann

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:00 pm
I hope this is true, and they won't dare !!!
Thank you for sharing, Ruth Ann.

Allen O (200)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:26 pm
Good News

bev g (128)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 6:48 pm
i hope this is true. but thems all liars poor animals.

ravinder Singh (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:52 pm
thank you, one step of victory. this man should be fired. the sacrifice will not go waste because he has saved the lives of many. god bless his soul

ravinder Singh (0)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 8:54 pm
his sacrifice will not go in vain he has saved the lives of many. his soul rest in peace. The boss of the zoo should be fired. Hisfamily is also surplus and burden on this planet. This planet is not the private property of any body

Julia Troitskaia (52)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 10:01 pm
Good news, but I'm also a little hard to believe that they are so readily accepted. A man capable of killing an animal - not the person. Nonhumans from good deeds do not wait.

Monday February 17, 2014, 12:05 am
Good for them!
noted with hope...

desanka s (416)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:18 am
Last days the truth about zoos was exposed again. Zoos are NOT meant to safe animals, zoos are no places where they are protected (for example the Surabaya zoo). Endangered species will only be saved by preserving their habitats and combating the reasons they are killed by people.

Thank you dear Ruth, hope in future zoos will not kill animals secretly.

paula eaton (30)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:31 am
I hope they keep their word. They might wait until they think that we have forgotten and murder this angel. Like anonymous says We Do Not Forget, We Do Not Forgive, Expect Us.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:33 am
Noted - and now this poor animal needs to be sent to a sanctuary before they change their deranged minds!

Tanya W (65)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:37 am
Noted. I hope these people have learnt a thing or 2 out of this...Right & Wrong for a start and the duty of care that they have for the animals in their care!

Trina Hawkins (24)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:47 am
I Hope and pray this is True ! But I have a SICK feeling they will commit the CRIME of Murder to this Innocent Animal ,just as soon as they get a Female to replace him ! It wasn't bad enough to Publicize the Murder of the first one ,but to Threaten to Kill a second one ,just boggles the mind ! Noted with Happiness and Sadness ,because they could Kill him and we would Never know ! :(

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Monday February 17, 2014, 1:57 am
Together we are strong, we can stop all the slaughterhouses too.


Evelyn B (62)
Monday February 17, 2014, 3:05 am
Thanks for flagging - and you are so right: the pressure must be kept up, to change EAZA's position on this, & to investigate in full the decisions of the Copenhagen zoo, why they insisted on the option they chose.

Tried to note & share this yesterday, but Care2 was having hiccups ... (again?)

Sylvie A (193)
Monday February 17, 2014, 3:42 am
Notée. Merci.

Rhonda B (106)
Monday February 17, 2014, 7:34 am

Val M (81)
Monday February 17, 2014, 9:12 am
We'll have to keep monitoring this.
I would like to know, though, do American zoos breed and kill animals so heartlessly as the Danes?
They may be doing it, but keeping it quiet.. ?

Donna T (0)
Monday February 17, 2014, 9:39 am
A lot of us are on the same page... we HOPE this is true.

Lisa N (206)
Monday February 17, 2014, 11:17 am
Thank you for the post Ruth Ann, Very good news! :)

Past Member (0)
Monday February 17, 2014, 11:58 am
good to lesarn about it, but how can we be sure that they really will not kill both giraffes ? and the argument of having a healthy animal population is unacceptable. This man should be fired. The selection among animals is and must remain a natural one: no need of persons who decide what is wrong or right and then euthanize. It sounds more or less like the selection programs in nazi-Germany, although an another scale and on other creatures.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:02 pm
INGE, you are very optmistic. So many people eat meat and don't bother about life

kate K (481)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:16 pm
Thank God!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:27 pm
JAMES, I do agree with yo. Let's make a little trip ther together and we give him the lethal injection...

Hahn H (167)
Monday February 17, 2014, 12:49 pm
What a NEWS!

Val M (81)
Monday February 17, 2014, 3:11 pm
My friend, D, is a volunteer at the San Francisco Zoo. I asked her if American zoos behave this way. She said that the American Zoo Assoc and the SF Zoo both sent letters condemning the killing of Marius and the practice of killing animals for population or genetic control. They are supposed to do a sort of computer-match before breeding any animals, so that unwanted genetic matches do not occur. Any animals that should not breed are given birth control. The San Francisco Zoo will keep the animal, "no matter how old or crotchety it becomes."


Monica D (580)
Monday February 17, 2014, 5:42 pm
Good news.

Julie Botsch (12)
Monday February 17, 2014, 9:49 pm
Thank You. Noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 1:38 am
Let's hope they keep their word. And how about putting a stop to the dolphin clubbing???!!! The world is watching Denmark...

Dianne T (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 3:20 am
Good news and let's hope they follow through. Now what about the poor lions at Longleat in UK?

Shelli S (374)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 5:16 pm
(LOL) I held back, 4give me Ruth Ann :) Wish i could robo call the Copenhagen zoo, among a few other options..A**holes.

ravinder Singh (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 8:42 pm
the interview which he gave on the CNN saying he controls the lives of animals and he has killed so many in past.He is not fit for the job. who is he to control the lives of so many he should control his mental sickness, cruelty and did you see the expressions on the children s faces and he said they were all FASCINATED. see the word he is using. all lies. no child would like to see such cruelty and you are teaching them to be cruel and they can get away with this. he should be punched hard in his face. WELL THAT WILL BE VERY FASCINATING that too in front of so many people.F.. Asshole.

ravinder Singh (0)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 8:47 pm
we can,t trust any one now.

Judith C (159)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 8:05 pm

Judy T (227)
Thursday February 20, 2014, 8:59 pm
It's great news that Marius II won't suffer the same fate as Marius. However, I don't trust that zoo, and I'd be watching their every move from now on.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday February 22, 2014, 5:47 am
Good News. Noted & Shared. Thanks Ruth Ann.

Natalie Away J (125)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:20 am
Noted, hope they keep their word, we'll have to wait and see.
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