Countless Other “Surplus” Animals Euthanized In Zoos. ARTICLE, following the death of "Marius" at the Copenhagen zoo. --Posted to DESERT HEARTS Animal Compassion - Phoenix, Arizona --2/12/2014 https://www.facebook.com/desertheartsphoenix
HORROR~ Marius the giraffe killed at Copenhagen zoo despite worldwide protests~ Young giraffe unsuitable for breeding was shot, dissected in public & then fed to lions despite offers of a new home. The death of Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe considered useless for breeding because his genes were too common, was followed by his dissection in front of a large crowd, including fascinated-looking children, prompting outrage & protests around the world.
Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro said the option to watch the giraffe being fed to the lions, a 'display of scientific knowledge,' was popular with visitors.
Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro said the option to watch the giraffe being fed to the lions, a “display of scientific knowledge,” was popular with visitors. | A Young Giraffe At The Copenhagen Zoo Was Publicly Killed And Fed To Lions
Anger Erupts After Danish Zoo Kills a ‘Surplus’ Giraffe: Marius the giraffe died from a shotgun blast at the Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday. He was 2 years old. Ignoring threats and adoption requests, zoo staff cut up the animal, who was 11 feet 6 inches, and fed him to the zoo’s lions and other big cats. - NYTimes.com
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Copenhagen Zoo kills 4 lions, weeks after shooting giraffe. I can't believe anyone would go to this "zoo." It should be boycotted or better yet closed. Those poor animals could have been sent somewhere else instead of killed. Horrific!