Many organizations were disturbed by the highly publicized killing, with Animal Rights Sweden releasing a statement that Marius’ death highlights what the group believes is a normal treatment for animals in zoos. | A Young Giraffe At The Copenhagen Zoo Was Publicly Killed And Fed To Lions
After Marius the giraffe, Copenhagen Zoo kills whole lion family (including 2 cubs)
"Many people attempted to save the animal — more than 20,000 signed an online petition, two zoos said they would take him, and an individual offered 500,000 euros to stop the killing, but the zoo anesthetized Marius then killed him with a bolt pistol."
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