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02-10-14, 08:14 PM #1
Zoo staff face death threats after euthanizing giraffeStaff at a Danish zoo where ahealthy giraffe was euthanizedhave received death threats as debate rages online over the killing, which took place despite a petition signed by thousands of animal lovers.The Copenhagen Zoo said it euthanized Marius on Sunday to avoid inbreeding. A veterinarian shot Marius with a rifle as he leaned down to munch on rye bread, a favorite snack. After an autopsy the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.Several zoos volunteered to take Marius. The UK's Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which said it has the capacity for an extra male, was among several places that offered to take him.Copenhagen Zoo said in a Q&A about the decision on its website, "it is not possible to transfer the giraffe to another zoo as it will cause inbreeding."The EAZA's Dickie said some institutions were ruled out because they did not meet her organization's strict protocols, and the Copenhagen Zoo wouldn't send Marius to an institution with "lesser standards of welfare."She further said that while EAZA members are "saddened by the death of any animal in our care," the EAZA supports the Copenhagen Zoo's decision and reiterated the zoo's claim that "transfer within our network does not represent a solution to the unsuitability of the individual animal for breeding."
02-11-14, 08:53 AM #2
So.... sterilization was out of the question?To Live Is To Eat
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02-11-14, 04:06 PM #3
It's an animal. They fed it to what eats it.I'm your huckleberry...
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but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
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