Skip to comments.Second Danish zoo plans to kill young giraffe to stop inbreeding
Posted on 02/13/2014 3:23:19 PM PST by workerbee
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.
"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.
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I suppose simply trading breeding stock is too advanced in thought for these zoos.
Or simply castrating the least desirable male.
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.
“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?
Crosseyed zoo animals, and royals.
Zoos are cruel and there’s absolutely no reason for them.
At least they aren’t offering the live giraffe into the lions den so they can hone their hunting skills.
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.
If Sven has to whack a Gy-raffe to keep from shagging his sister, who am I to criticize?
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?
I’m kinda wondering what that those longneck deer taste like.
“how about offering the giraffe to another zoo somewhere? Geez people are idiots. Just get rid of it like its a damn defective toaster or something.
So effing cavalier about life of all kinds.:”I couldn’t say it better myself...I agree completely.
Shouldn’t these genius biologists at the zoo think about not breeding the giraffes .
And occasionally, a giraffe kills a lion..
I worked on a dairy farm as a kid and the outcomes for male calves were pretty limited.
Only with accomplices, and I guess that can't happen in a zoo.
Your point is good and valid.
Not worth the trouble, I'm told.
These people are retarded.
Siblings is not on the list of 58 genders.
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.
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.
Wow, never thought of that........gotta think on it fer a while.
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.
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.
I wouldn’t have any problem eating the meat. Its an ungulate like a deer or moose.
“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.
You sir would be correct. It's just more fun to jump to conclusions :-)
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...
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.
All animals are food.
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