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ACTION ALERT: Please Stop Knut Being Put on Display ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !

Animals  (tags: knut, berlin zoo, controversy, outrage, lack of respect, tragedy, stuffed body, protests )

- 3004 days ago -
the Berlin Zoo and the Natural History Museum are in discussions on how to display Knut's body at the museum. They say that they are NOT stuffing the body but will prepare it by stretching it to fit a plastic form.


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Simone D (1462)
Monday March 28, 2011, 2:23 am
This preparation has caused an outcry from Berlin’s public. A protest rally is being planned for Saturday, March 26, 2011 — Earth Day no less. To join in protesting this distasteful treatment of Knut’s body, you can sent an email or snail mail to the Director at:

Dr. Bernhard Blaszkiewitz / Director of Zoo and Tierpark Berlin
Gabriele Thöne / Member of board of directors
Hardenbergplatz 8
10787 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 254 01 232
Fax: +49 30 254 01 255

My email is simple:
Dear Dr. Blaszkiewitz,
Please do not put Knut’s body on display. It is a gruesome practice that should be done away with. Knut was a celebrity, not a specimen to be stuffed, stretched, or prepared and then displayed.


Jo Ilijay (6)
Monday March 28, 2011, 3:54 am
Email sent..

chris b (2474)
Monday March 28, 2011, 4:01 am
I thought they stopped using items made of skin with the demise of the Nazis, seems I'm mistaken!

Maria p (151)
Monday March 28, 2011, 5:05 am
how awful

Lindsey Williams (234)
Monday March 28, 2011, 5:37 am
This is so screwed up...I cant even believe after the controvery of him dying that they would even think for a secong that thtis is a good idea. I def have taken action. We cannot let this happen to poor littl knut who was taken away way too early...thanks for this post.

. (0)
Monday March 28, 2011, 6:50 am
Didn't the zoo make enough money while Knut was alive? Now the Natural History Museum wants their share. The zoo and the museum should be boycotted.

Ludger W (65)
Monday March 28, 2011, 7:08 am
Maybe they will make millions still with Knut´s drols.
I´ve heard that zoos sell older animals to China. What they´re doing with bears is known.
It´s a torture for the rest of their lifes.
Knut´s mom didn´t want him- Just nature knows why.


Carol H (229)
Monday March 28, 2011, 7:24 am
such a shame! noted and e-mail to be sent. thanks Simone

Esther Z (94)
Monday March 28, 2011, 7:24 am
No respect, even in death....

MmAway M (519)
Monday March 28, 2011, 7:56 am
OMGoodness, I have no fit words, done with SUCH anger and sorrow. Thank you Simone for getting this out...People are so absolutely STUPID! Anything for $$$ GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

Monday March 28, 2011, 10:16 am

Past Member (0)
Monday March 28, 2011, 10:47 am
email sent. TY Dear Simone. & others.

Toni C (508)
Monday March 28, 2011, 11:16 am
Thanks, Simone for the article... noted and will send e-mail.

Natividad P (104)
Monday March 28, 2011, 12:05 pm
Noted. This is really horrible and repugnant, email sent. Thank you Simone

Gudrun D (447)
Monday March 28, 2011, 12:18 pm
Utter madness..thanks Simone.

Michael Carney (217)
Monday March 28, 2011, 1:29 pm
Trying to make money, even on his death...What leeches, they are...Let Knut rest in peace, and don't try to make money off his death...How disgusting..

Rebecca Stover (33)
Monday March 28, 2011, 2:50 pm
Noted, tweeted, email sent! This story is so sad. And now they want to show this sort of disrespect for Knut instead of letting him has dignity even in death!!! This is tasteless and greedy. Thank You Simone!

linda b (186)
Monday March 28, 2011, 3:17 pm
Email sent thank you Simone.

Pat B (356)
Monday March 28, 2011, 5:41 pm
Awww...this is not how we should remember Knut. To have his body stretched over a plastic form? Ewww....sounds gross, and so sad to have people want to do this for display! Thank you, Simone for this one.

june bullied (553)
Monday March 28, 2011, 6:05 pm
very sad. email sent.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday March 28, 2011, 6:39 pm
What on earth for? My goodness, there are enough photos of Knut to show if they want to make a display or whatever. Allow his little body to return to our Earth Mother. Egads, can't we go beyond this point in evolution.

Animae C (509)
Monday March 28, 2011, 9:00 pm
email sent, i added at the end...
"Please display many wonderful photo's of him while he was alive,
not his dead body."

gerlinde p (161)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 12:41 am
all for money, email will be sent, thanks

Red S (0)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 1:00 am
Live and let live, die and let die.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 2:16 am

Tuesday March 29, 2011, 5:52 am
Knut rest in peace!
sadly noted

Trequl M (170)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 9:54 am

Susan Pernot (75)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 10:19 am
OMG letter sent and noted
Comment left Please do not put Knut’s body on display. He was on display hiss whole life it's time for him to rest.It is a gruesome practice that should be done away with. Knut was a celebrity, not a specimen to be stuffed, stretched, or prepared and then displayed.
With respect, Susan Pernot



Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 12:58 pm
Knut needs to be honored, they took his pellet and I believe due to neglect he lost his life way too soon how very sad. he was not just a bear, he was raised by a human till they took that from Knut to. my heart breaks when I think of himk and what they want to do to him now where is his body ! what did they do with that,

. (0)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 1:54 pm
Noted/letter sent/thank you Simone

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 3:55 pm
Sample message emailed and noted, thank you!

Mary T (178)
Tuesday March 29, 2011, 7:25 pm
Thanks Simone, Email sent, this is disgusting to even think about doing this, the greedy people Still trying to make money from Knut, Rest in Peace Knut.

Hinako S. (0)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 7:09 am
You already have stuffed polar bears, right? Then why do you need more? If you say you need to preserve many polar bears as possible, then how about going to the North Pole and collect them all, ha?

Animalwhisperer Caswell (154)
Wednesday March 30, 2011, 10:37 am
How dare anyone show such dispespect!!!!!!!!! This is outrageous. Noted and Email sent. Rosi Caswell Animal/Human Therapist

Penelope Ryan (178)
Thursday March 31, 2011, 9:44 pm
Isn't it enough he was a prisoner all his life. I think they have taken enough from this poor boy. Everybody yell this is hiseous practice. Knut was a celebrity, preserve him in photos.
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