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How do you feel about the Copenhagen Zoo spectator slaughtering of Marius?


The Copenhagen Zoo has euthanized Marius, a perfectly healthy male giraffe, citing that he did not fit in with the gene pool they wanted for their giraffe population. After destroying Marius, the zoo officials dissected his body in -and in front of children- then proceeded to feed his remains to lions. How would you categorize the zoo's actions: necessary, cold-hearted, inhumane, barbaric or something else?

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Best Answer Anne (Organised Kaos) says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Organised Kaos, thank you. I find it very difficult to think of them as a haven now. If it was a matter of avoiding inbreeding, they could have just neutered him.


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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Me too, savvydating. Thanks for sharing.

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    janshares, just what the world needs, huh? Children being educated in the art of callousness. Thanks for sharing!


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    bethperry 2 years ago

    JayeWisdom, I think some use the "educational" angle to excuse their general lack of of empathy for animals. The same excuse was used in other times to excuse sadistic practices and spectator events.

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Well said, FatFreddysCat.

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, raymondphilippe.


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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Thank you, janiek13


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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Thank you, old albion. I think you may be right on target with that theory.

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Thank you, cat on a soapbox!

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Alastar Packer says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Alastar, very true about the Danes & culture. I don't think this incident is a reflection on the Danes in general, at least it shouldn't be taken as such. You're also right about the worldwide response.

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Excellent observations, debbyh!

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    On 2-14-2014, it was announced on radio that the next smaller giraffe in the group is to be killed and fed to the lions soon because he is taking up space..

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Jungle Jack Hanna On the Waste of Marius the Giraffe: "Give Me a Friggin' Break!"

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Cut The Bullshit (Ranzi) says

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    News reports were that the officials of Copenhagen Zoo said giving or selling Marius elsewhere was against laws/regulations. That is completely different from rules in America and Australia.

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    junkseller, you do make a valid point. But most people wouldn't euthanize their dog in order to control the dog population when they could just as easily have it neutered.


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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 2 years ago

    Thanks. Many people are very angry about this.

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Thank you, dragonflycolor.

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    Melissa A Smith 2 years ago

    It's rather unfair that your comment got voted down.


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