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Danish Zoo Kills Giraffe To Prevent Inbreeding


Animals  (tags: sadness, wildlife, maruis, giraffe, children, denmark zoo, animalcruelty )

BarbCat
- 251 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Marius, a healthy male, was put down Sunday using a bolt pistol, said zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro. Visitors, including children, were invited to watch while the giraffe was then skinned and fed to the lions.



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BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Monday February 10, 2014, 7:50 am
What kind of freaking message does this send to children! I'm outraged over this!
 

Ingrid A. (531)
Monday February 10, 2014, 7:59 am
Me too Barb.
 

Red Nakhimov (0)
Monday February 10, 2014, 8:17 am
Besides nearly 30,000 online signatures from those who did not want Marius killed, Copenhagen Zoo officials received death threats after they turned down adoption offers from other zoos, as well as a bid of 500,000 euros, or $682,000, from an individual who was willing to take Marius in.

One group, Animal Rights Sweden, urged people to stop visiting zoos as a protest, The Associated Press reported. “It is no secret that animals are killed when there is no longer space, or if the animals don’t have genes that are interesting enough,” the organization said in a statement. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/world/europe/anger-erupts-over-danish-zoos-decision-to-put-down-a-giraffe.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=WO_AEA_20140210&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=1
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Monday February 10, 2014, 8:47 am
After all the offers they received they STILL euthanised Marius; a perfectly healthy giraffe. Thank you for the additional information, Red.
 

Teresa W. (692)
Monday February 10, 2014, 8:49 am
horrible
 

Ruth Ann W. (208)
Monday February 10, 2014, 9:08 am
They did cut him up and feed him to animals IN FRONT OF CHILDREN! Aside from their faulty thinking, what parent allows their child to witness such a thing? Why?
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Monday February 10, 2014, 9:35 am
I only wish I knew, Ruth Ann.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Monday February 10, 2014, 10:06 am
This is really appalling...
 

Jason B. (140)
Monday February 10, 2014, 7:35 pm
Barb! They shot Marius in the head, I call that murder! This should have never happen!
 

Mike H. (228)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 9:56 am
They could have neutered it if they didn't want it to breed. They would rather enjoy killing it and hacking it to pieces.
 

Lucas Kolasa (9)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:19 pm
Bad zoo.
 

Richard S. (198)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:35 pm
We can't note this story because the title the zoo put on it is a blatant lie. Marius could have been sterilized so he didn't reproduce. He had a family and loved ones who will miss him dearly.
 

Libby Manis-Haynes (0)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:35 pm
The people at the zoo were obviously hell bent on killing Marius otherwise they would have let him go to another place. The problem here is that they killed the poor innocent giraffe in front of people as an EVENT. Like life is nothing at least a giraffe's life. This is so wrong. FIRE the people responsible ASAP and prosecute them for premeditated murder. They deserve a harsh punishment now. Sorry for ranting.
 

Miia Suuronen (19)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 3:08 pm
Tämä oli niin väärin ja kamalaa. Ja sitten vielä paloitella sitä yleisön edessä jossa oli myös lapsia.
 

Gabriela Baldaia (94)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 3:54 pm
Thank you, Barb ...already signed
 

Ondine J. (136)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 8:40 pm
Noted and appalled as most are. The two men responsible should be fired and making a spectacle of the killing was in very poor taste. Thanks Barb
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (227)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 10:26 pm
HAVE SIGNED EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY THING I COULD GET MY HANDS ON REGARDING THIS HORRIFYING ACTION TAKEN BY THIS ZOO AND IT'S EVIL PERSONS WHO COULD DO SUCH AN UNIMAGINABLE THING...I AM ABSOLUTELY MORTIFIED AND DEVASTATED BY THIS AND YOU CAN ALL IMAGINE THAT I WOULD/COULD ONLY HOPE THAT THE SAME IS RETURNED TO THESE PERSONS INVOLVED!
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 1:07 pm
Wet eyes, this is SICK #!#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Rosemary H. (35)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:32 am
The story often reads as though Marius was actually murdered in front of children, sending them a terrible message!

 

Rosemary H. (35)
Friday February 21, 2014, 5:37 am
You can imagine how the children reacted. The sensitive ones would be really upset and the less sensitive ones would taunt them. The zoo was giving ammunition to the bullies!
 
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