Healthy Giraffe Is Killed at Zoo Despite Offer to Save Him   Leave a comment

The recent events in Copenhagen Zoo have spurred an epidemic of protests across the globe and rightly so. Why even have a breeding program if there is no plan for the offspring it generates? It can’t be solely for the purpose of feeding the zoo’s predators, can it?

Exposing the Big Game

By Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. on February, 09, 2014 in Animal Emotions

Yesterday I wrote about the plight of Marius, a young giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo who was to be killed because he didn’t fit into the zoo’s breeding program. Today I learned he was killed despite another zoo offering to save him. To quote from a BBC article: The director of a wildlife park in the Netherlands said, “Zoos need to change the way they do business.”

Read More: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201402/healthy-giraffe-is-killed-zoo-despite-offer-save-him

Also: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/02/10/giraffe-killed-fed-to-lions-denmark/5364775/

And: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/10/world/europe/denmark-zoo-giraffe/

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Posted 11 February, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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