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Copenhagen Zoo met with online rage after putting down healthy giraffe to stop inbreeding
FOX News ^ | 2/10/2014

Posted on 02/11/2014 6:46:34 AM PST by Beave Meister

Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save the animal.

Marius, a healthy male, was put down Sunday using a bolt pistol, said zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro. Visitors, including children, were invited to watch while the giraffe was then skinned and fed to the lions.

Marius' plight triggered a wave of online protests and renewed debate about the conditions of zoo animals. Before the giraffe was killed, an online petition to save it had received more than 20,000 signatures.

But the public feeding of Marius' remains to the lions was popular at Copenhagen Zoo. Stenbaek Bro said it allowed parents to decide whether their children should watch what the zoo regards as an important display of scientific knowledge about animals.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: copenhagen; inbreeding; liberals; zoo
The Copenhagen Zoo may have some inbreed's working for them....
1 posted on 02/11/2014 6:46:34 AM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister
Copenhagen Zoo met with online rage after putting down healthy giraffe to stop inbreeding

"Shore, ve killed da gy-raffe but my zister still lookin' hot, you betcha.."

2 posted on 02/11/2014 6:48:46 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Beave Meister

Can we assume they called every other zoo in Europe first to make sure they didn’t want the thing?


3 posted on 02/11/2014 6:50:18 AM PST by montag813
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To: Beave Meister

WTF ?!?


4 posted on 02/11/2014 6:51:43 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: montag813

Better yet did anyone call every other zoo and ask if they have done the same thing.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 6:54:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: montag813

A British Zoo had offered to take the giraffe, but they said “No.”


6 posted on 02/11/2014 6:54:34 AM PST by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: montag813

The article states that TWO zoos offered to take the animal. A private citizen offer $680,000 to take the animal. IMHO, the zoo did what it wanted to do. I think it is horrid on many levels especially if other zoos would have taken him.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 6:56:09 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Beave Meister
A British Zoo had offered to take the giraffe, but they said “No.”

Jeffrey Dahmer was part Danish. I am guessing one of his relatives works at this zoo.

8 posted on 02/11/2014 6:56:44 AM PST by montag813
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To: Beave Meister

Matter of fact, they said that the British zoo couldn’t provide a “good enough home”. So the poor giraffe is better off dead than with a home the snooty Copenhagen hypocrites declare deficient? THEY are deficient. Of brains or compassion. If they were dissected in front of the kids, one would find an empty cranium and thoracic cavity.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 6:57:54 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Beave Meister

Couldn’t they have just gelded the giraffe? That would pretty much solve any issues with future breeding.


10 posted on 02/11/2014 6:58:28 AM PST by Texican72
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To: Beave Meister

They don’t value human life too much in Copenhagen....makes sense they value animal life even less.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 6:59:04 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And how humane is it to have a bolt driven into your brain? It might smart.


12 posted on 02/11/2014 7:07:49 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Beave Meister

Hum...a friend of mine said that he and his wife lost a whole night of sleep once over a calf...a calf...I suggested that they look at the bright side, they now had some Prime Veal on their hands....Haven’t heard from them in a while. While life gives you....


13 posted on 02/11/2014 7:12:42 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Beave Meister
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14 posted on 02/11/2014 7:17:39 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Beave Meister
Visitors, including children, were invited to watch while the giraffe was then skinned and fed to the lions.

So he's alive one minute and they then butcher him in front of a crowd of stunned children feeding him to the lions.

What a wonderful day at the zoo!!!

15 posted on 02/11/2014 7:20:47 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: luvbach1

Pretty humane. By the time you’d feel the bolt, you’d already be dead.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 7:21:08 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Texican72

“Copenhagen Zoo doesn’t give giraffes contraceptives or castrate them because that could have unwanted side effects on their internal organs, and the zoo regards parental care as important, said Holst.”


17 posted on 02/11/2014 7:23:52 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: luvbach1

Liberals are born that way.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 7:25:54 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Beave Meister
Photo of the Copenhagen Zookeeper...


19 posted on 02/11/2014 7:29:01 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Why didn’t they just trade the healthy giraffe for something else? Seems a drastic measure to kill a healthy zoo animal.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 7:31:16 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: Beave Meister

For reference before folks really get their knickers into too many twists...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3121475/posts?page=97#97


21 posted on 02/11/2014 7:31:39 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Boogieman
Pretty humane. By the time you’d feel the bolt, you’d already be dead.

You may be right but nobody has survived to tell how it feels.

22 posted on 02/11/2014 7:36:51 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Beave Meister

They owned the giraffe. Plenty of them in the wild. Lions do eat giraffe (when they can catch it).

I don’t see what the problem is.

(Although if it were me I would have taken the 680K that was offered, and bred another giraffe for sale! You can feed a lot of animals for 680K)


23 posted on 02/11/2014 7:39:19 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Beave Meister

He was no longer useful to the zoo, and therefore expendable, so they fed him to lions for the children to watch. Kinky, but not original.

The Romans liked to watch animals (later Christians) and all sorts being fed to the lions. The kids loved it.

But kids, that ain’t nothing. Wait till Obamacare fully kicks in. It’s going to be fun to watch grandpa and other expendable people try to outrun the lions.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 7:43:35 AM PST by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Beave Meister
"Soylent Green" is beginning in Denmark.


25 posted on 02/11/2014 8:07:13 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Beave Meister

why did they not castrate him? Seriously. It would have been more humane than killing him. He was apparently a healthy giraffe.

I suppose the PETA folks would have protested that too???


26 posted on 02/11/2014 8:14:52 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: EinNYC

Reminds me of the stories where some animal protection group will come in and slaughter a bunch of animals to protect the animals. Don’t ever get caught with a pet squirrel you rescued.

I guess the zoo keepers had never herd of geldings, whethers, or calf fries.


27 posted on 02/11/2014 9:33:59 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

Nah, I guess they never heard of those neutered entities either.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 11:20:25 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Beave Meister

I don’t hear the lions complaining.


29 posted on 02/11/2014 2:04:34 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Libloather

“In the Circle.....The Circle of Life....”


30 posted on 02/11/2014 2:07:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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