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Second Danish zoo plans to kill young giraffe to stop inbreeding
Fox ^ | 2/13/14

Posted on 02/13/2014 3:23:19 PM PST by workerbee

**SNIP**

The second giraffe, coincidentally also named Marius, lives at the Danish Jyllands Park Zoo. To make room for a female giraffe it plans to acquire, the zoo plans to put down its 7-year-old male, balancing out genders in the facility.

“We can't have two males and one female. Then there will be fights,” zoo keeper Janni Lojtved Poulsen told Danish news agency Ritzau. “If the breeding program coordinator decides that he should be put down, then that's what we'll do,” Poulsen said.

**SNIP**

"It is no secret that animals are killed when there is no longer space, or if the animals don't have genes that are interesting enough," the group said in a statement. "The only way to stop this is to not visit zoos."

"When the cute animal babies that attract visitors grow up, they are not as interesting anymore.”

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: breeding; giraffe; zoo
FAIR WARNING: If you're squeamish, be aware that the link features a full photo of a lion eating a bloody giraffe carcass.
1 posted on 02/13/2014 3:23:19 PM PST by workerbee
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To: workerbee

I suppose simply trading breeding stock is too advanced in thought for these zoos.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 3:24:43 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare
Like royalty in Europe, most zoo populations are pretty inter-related.

/johnny

3 posted on 02/13/2014 3:25:47 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Darksheare

Or simply castrating the least desirable male.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 3:26:51 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: workerbee

how about offering the giraffe to another zoo somewhere? Geez people are idiots. Just get rid of it like it’s a damn defective toaster or something.

So effing cavalier about life of all kinds.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 3:27:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: workerbee

“Second Danish zoo plans to kill young giraffe to stop inbreeding”

Couldn’t they just send them to Arkansas?

Speaking of which...

The raging legal debate in Arkansas this week is this: If a man divorces his wife, is she still his cousin?


6 posted on 02/13/2014 3:27:32 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL.
Crosseyed zoo animals, and royals.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 3:29:00 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
No, but they do remain siblings.

/johnny

8 posted on 02/13/2014 3:29:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: workerbee

Zoos are cruel and there’s absolutely no reason for them.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 3:30:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Darksheare; Blood of Tyrants; Secret Agent Man
There's a Q&A sidebar at the link. In discussions about the prior giraffe, I think castration was not an option because other adult males will still fight & kill it.

Prior discussions here

10 posted on 02/13/2014 3:32:20 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee

Unngh.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 3:35:47 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: workerbee

At least they aren’t offering the live giraffe into the lions den so they can hone their hunting skills.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 3:36:39 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: workerbee
Lions eat giraffes and everything else that moves.

That's what lions do.

People can not like that, but there is nothing they can do about it.

Seems like the natural thing to do with an extraneous giraffe.

13 posted on 02/13/2014 3:42:06 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: workerbee
Second Danish zoo plans to kill young giraffe to stop inbreeding

If Sven has to whack a Gy-raffe to keep from shagging his sister, who am I to criticize?

14 posted on 02/13/2014 3:42:31 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: workerbee

Just like the case of the last giraffe, there are plenty of zoos and other institutions and individuals who would gladly take him. There are plenty of people who would gladly adopt a child rather than see it aborted as well. What kind of sicko mindset uses murder as a first resort rather then a last?


15 posted on 02/13/2014 3:43:36 PM PST by jimmygrace
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To: humblegunner

I’m kinda wondering what that those longneck deer taste like.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 3:43:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“how about offering the giraffe to another zoo somewhere? Geez people are idiots. Just get rid of it like it’s a damn defective toaster or something.

So effing cavalier about life of all kinds.:”I couldn’t say it better myself...I agree completely.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 3:44:00 PM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: jimmygrace

“Murder”?

Really?


18 posted on 02/13/2014 3:48:21 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: workerbee
Apparently Giraffe is Kosher.

What�s The Truth About�Giraffe Meat! By: Rabbi Ari Z. Zivotofsky Ph.D.
19 posted on 02/13/2014 3:52:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: workerbee

Shouldn’t these genius biologists at the zoo think about not breeding the giraffes .


20 posted on 02/13/2014 3:56:12 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: elkfersupper

And occasionally, a giraffe kills a lion..


21 posted on 02/13/2014 3:57:48 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: workerbee
Lion v Giraffe
The Takedown
 
Call for Pay-Per-View

22 posted on 02/13/2014 3:59:44 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: elkfersupper

I worked on a dairy farm as a kid and the outcomes for male calves were pretty limited.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 4:00:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ken5050
And occasionally, a giraffe kills a lion..

Only with accomplices, and I guess that can't happen in a zoo.

Your point is good and valid.

24 posted on 02/13/2014 4:01:54 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: cripplecreek
I’m kinda wondering what that those longneck deer taste like.

Not worth the trouble, I'm told.

25 posted on 02/13/2014 4:04:02 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Sacajaweau

These people are retarded.


26 posted on 02/13/2014 4:04:28 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: elkfersupper
Well I'll be dipped. Giraffes are made out of meat!

Giraffe Meat

1 case of 6 (32oz) Giraffe Prime steaks:

1lb of Giraffe burger:

Specialty cuts available.
27 posted on 02/13/2014 4:05:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s true.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 4:05:53 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: cripplecreek
I'll ask my African/Zulu colleague at work next week. If it is edible ,he will have eaten it!
29 posted on 02/13/2014 4:21:31 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Siblings is not on the list of 58 genders.


30 posted on 02/13/2014 4:21:46 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: workerbee

Lemme get this straight, there were two Danish zoos who needed to get rid of a girraffe to prevent inbreding and rather than trading with eachother they both decided to kill the animal? I am not going to get as upset as some on FR but it certainly seems wasteful. Im gonna go out on a limb and guess both these zoos are run by the government.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 4:24:27 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: humblegunner
Its gnus to me.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 4:33:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

OK, seriously you guys? Where do you think your meat comes from? Beef trees? Pork Stalks? Lamb Orchards? Why there so many freepers on here sounding like PETA moonbats anthropomorphising animals? Or at least the cute, fluffy ones like giraffes instead of boring ol’ livestock, which die in pretty much the same manner, except they get to watch the animals before them die before its their turn amongst a host of other horrors they would have to endure in your average commercial abbatoir...


33 posted on 02/13/2014 4:40:56 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
OK, seriously you guys? Where do you think your meat comes from? Beef trees? Pork Stalks? Lamb Orchards? Why there so many freepers on here sounding like PETA moonbats anthropomorphising animals? Or at least the cute, fluffy ones like giraffes instead of boring ol’ livestock, which die in pretty much the same manner, except they get to watch the animals before them die before its their turn amongst a host of other horrors they would have to endure in your average commercial abbatoir...

Agree 100%. It's a zoo, they occasionally have to many animals, they euthanize some of them. Probably been going on forever. Giraffes are not an endangered species and zoos have successful breeding programs.

34 posted on 02/13/2014 4:44:13 PM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
Animals at different zoos are often already inter-related. Trading is not always an option genetically.

/johnny

35 posted on 02/13/2014 4:51:26 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: workerbee
Inbreeding can cause some weird mutations.


36 posted on 02/13/2014 4:53:41 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
The raging legal debate in Arkansas this week is this: If a man divorces his wife, is she still his cousin?

Wow, never thought of that........gotta think on it fer a while.

37 posted on 02/13/2014 4:56:34 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Why there so many freepers on here sounding like PETA moonbats anthropomorphising animals?

I must agree. I'm a crazy cat lady / animal lover, but a lot of people need to step back and gain some perspective. These giraffes are not being mistreated, tortured, or killed for some sort of sick sadistic thrill. And their deaths result in food for other animals, as nature intended.

38 posted on 02/13/2014 5:01:44 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

we make distinctions between food animals and those not for food.

we can do that, we have that right.

my comments stand. has nothing to do with peta. there’s no pressing need to euthanize the giraffe. this whole disposable everything mentality, get rid of it if i get bored with it or don’t want to care for it anymore crap just gets old.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 5:03:53 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: workerbee

I wouldn’t have any problem eating the meat. Its an ungulate like a deer or moose.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 5:06:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

“Lemme get this straight, there were two Danish zoos who needed to get rid of a girraffe to prevent inbreding and rather than trading with eachother they both decided to kill the animal? I am not going to get as upset as some on FR but it certainly seems wasteful. Im gonna go out on a limb and guess both these zoos are run by the government.”

Im gonna go out on a limb and guess that you know nothing about the European breeding program.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 5:10:31 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator
Im gonna go out on a limb and guess that you know nothing about the European breeding program.

You sir would be correct. It's just more fun to jump to conclusions :-)

42 posted on 02/13/2014 5:15:33 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Secret Agent Man

The giraffe was food for the lions. Other animals have to die to ensure those lions eat a healthy diet. There is no real ethical difference between using a cow for food and using a giraffe. Of course, you are entitled to your opinion that a giraffe in a zoo is a higher form of life than a sheep or a cow that has grown up on a farm, but my own humble opinion is that there is no rational basis behind it, only an emotional one based on the kind of ridiculous anthropomorphising of animals that PETA engages in, but at least you can say of PETA that they view ALL animals this way, so they are at least consistent in their beliefs...


43 posted on 02/13/2014 6:19:40 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

you’re mistaken greatly.

forever, man and as extension, societies, have determined how they will decide what animals will be pets, food, etc. some overlap. some don’t.

all i’m saying is it wasn’t critical to kill the giraffe, they could have traded it with another zoo that was looking for a different male to reduce interbreeding issues.

and you continue to fail to deal with the overall point i’ve made since my first post, the fact that whenever something is a problem, the solution is to kill it, discard it like its nothing. just an inanimate object. throwaway attitudes towards living things spill over into looking at people as disposable problems when we don’t want to take care of them anymore because we have no use for them and they’re just burdens.

proverbs says you an tell a lot about a person by how they treat their animals. killing them because they’re an inconveniece isn’t a high moral quality.

and since we probably won’t agree on anything just save us both time and just go our separate way.


44 posted on 02/13/2014 8:43:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
we make distinctions between food animals and those not for food.

All animals are food.

Google "Donner Party".

45 posted on 02/14/2014 3:44:13 PM PST by elkfersupper
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