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Danish Zoo, Reviled in the Death of a Giraffe, Kills 4 Lions
NYT ^ | March 26, 2014 | DAN BILEFSKY

Posted on 03/29/2014 10:18:44 PM PDT by Daffynition

Denmark, the land of enchanting fairy tales and liberal social values, is becoming known as the land of dead zoo animals.

The Copenhagen Zoo, which generated global outrage last month when it killed a healthy 18-month-old giraffe named Marius, said it had to euthanize four lions this week to clear the path for a newly arrived young male lion. The zoo’s decision created a backlash on social media on Wednesday, with some calling the zoo’s staff members “serial killers” and “murderers.”

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


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Didn't the giraffe they euthanized get feed to the lions?
1 posted on 03/29/2014 10:18:44 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

The article says they euthanized four of the lions that were fed the euthanized giraffe.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 10:29:18 PM PDT by 31R1O
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To: Daffynition

Seriously, what is wrong with this zoo?


3 posted on 03/29/2014 10:31:12 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 31R1O; Slings and Arrows

Well, it’s not like other zoos wouldn’t take in the critters they are killing off. Damn shame.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 10:32:24 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition
"It’s better for the animal to have a good life than to live" and have a bad life, [Jesper Mohring-Jensen] said by phone.

Thst's all well and good, Jesper, until they get around to judging your quality of life. Perhaps then you would change your tune.

5 posted on 03/29/2014 10:35:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Daffynition

Something’s rotten in Denmark.

(seriously. This made me cry. )


6 posted on 03/29/2014 10:42:02 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Daffynition

Why do some zoos euthanize healthy animals?

European zoos often put down healthy animals to maintain genetic diversity in a species’ population, but the practice doesn’t occur in U.S. zoos. Why? It all comes down to birth control.

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/why-do-some-zoos-euthanize-healthy-animals

WARNING: Disturbing and outrageous.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 10:42:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Jonty30

They don’t have Rosanne Barr?


8 posted on 03/29/2014 10:48:03 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Jonty30

Check me, but this has caused more global outrage than Putin’s taking of Crimea.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 10:51:44 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Gefn

It remains to be seen if they can survive the bad press and outrage.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 10:53:31 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Jonty30

Seriously, what is wrong with this zoo?

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It’s run by the government.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 10:54:06 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

kitty ping (sort of)


12 posted on 03/29/2014 11:09:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Daffynition
“It’s better for the animal to have a good life than to live” and have a bad life, he said by phone. “That is the Danish view, which is different from the American view. The discussion can sometimes become unscientific and based more on feelings than understanding of animals. Nature doesn’t have the same concept of justice as humans.”

Nature's concept of justice! Total nonsense. You killed the animals to avoid some potential problems for the zoo, and perhaps because you enjoyed it. You did not do it to give a better life to the animals you killed.

13 posted on 03/29/2014 11:09:39 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad

The Netherlands has a long history of accepting euthanasia.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 11:16:31 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

If it takes lioncide to get them to think about the issue, then it does.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 11:25:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Daffynition

Death. The liberal’s cure for suffering. Can’t risk a bad hair day.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 11:32:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows

I think they made Ceiling Cat cry.

Couldn’t they just give the lions to other zoos? It just seems so sad to put down a healthy cat....


17 posted on 03/29/2014 11:35:46 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Daffynition

They used to have a zoo in the Tower of London. Really. Foreign leaders would gift the Brits with wild animals from their countries, and the Brits didn’t know what to do with them, so they kept them in the tower, in rather horrid conditions. If you brought along a cat or dog you didn’t want to feed the lions you got free admission.

I watched this very interesting documentary recently called “Secrets of the Tower” and it was fascinating - that was just one of the things in it I did not know.

http://www.pbs.org/program/secrets-tower-london/


18 posted on 03/29/2014 11:49:39 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Gefn

See the article I linked at post #7. These people are sick.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 12:40:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: I still care
Interesting.

WWVD? {What Would Vlad Do?]


20 posted on 03/30/2014 12:49:35 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Gefn

I believe we are keepers of Being.

I can’t wrap my mind around this sordid behavior.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 12:51:19 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition
This "zoo" seems to be nothing more than an abattoir. They don't seem to shift themselves much to rehome unwanted animals. They'd rather kill them. They are a bunch of sick misguided ____s. The "zoo" should either be closed or put into the hands of some actually competent people.

I was REALLY upset about them killing Marius the giraffe and still am. Poor thing, suckered into putting his head down for his favorite treat, only to be shot and butchered.

22 posted on 03/30/2014 1:03:49 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Daffynition

Despicable! What a horrible zoo!


23 posted on 03/30/2014 1:09:01 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Jonty30

I suspect that maybe animal husbandry is more complex than most people think.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 1:19:17 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Daffynition
I hope soon they can begin to genetically purify their human population as well.

In Denmark it is acceptable and legal to visit animal brothels. I guess the lions would not have worked out for them there though.

One very sick country. They don't have a problem with animal brothels and in fact, the man who killed Marius and runs the zoo in Copenhagen is in charge of the animal brothels. So we know what his life is like after work, I do believe.

25 posted on 03/30/2014 1:21:01 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Jonty30

Re “What’s wrong with this zoo”? Easy. Seems that not all the old Nazis left Denmark. They got jobs running the zoo, and are keeping in practice for the next time.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 1:59:42 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: EinNYC

I understand some zoos were in *negotions* with the Danish zoo regarding the fate of the giraffe....and they went ahead anyway.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 2:52:44 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: MarMema

Goodness. What have we become?

I must go pray for us.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 2:53:38 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Well ya might want to pray for all us ranchers here in the US since we do the same thing. When genetics get tight we bring in new bull’s and sell off what we don’t want anymore. The rejects go to market where they’re killed, butchered, packaged and resold to be eaten. To bad there’s not a market for lion meat.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 4:32:09 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Slings and Arrows

It said disturbing. I didn’t want to be disturbed, not at 2am, not before I go to sleep.

I’ll read it now. It’s morning. I can deal with day-mares. I just didn’t want nightmares.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 4:32:51 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Dusty Road

That freeper was responding to my post 25.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 4:35:14 AM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Jonty30

I’m thinking an Obamacare comparison could easily be done.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 4:45:25 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: MarMema

Animal brothels?

I’ve heard everything now. What is this world coming to? Where is our humanity?


33 posted on 03/30/2014 4:51:10 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Gefn

A reasonable approach.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 5:16:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Dusty Road

Send them to China. They will eat anything.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Daffynition

This zoo is a Nazi Death Camp for wildlife.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 5:25:16 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Dusty Road

I ranch too, Dusty, so what part of you said is key. When there are animals we don’t want or need we send them to the market. At that market those animals are given the opportunity to be picked up by other farmers or ranchers or whoever may want them.

I don’t like waste of any kind and this Danish zoo is apparently deciding to rid itself of certain animals but not even entertaining the idea of contacting other zoos or animal sanctuaries anywhere to see if they’d be interested in them. An official with the Columbus, OH zoo was on tv last night saying how they were never made aware of the giraffe or lions by the Danish zoo but would have either taken them or helped them find a place to go.

I can’t imagine that there aren’t other facilities all over the world that would take another giraffe or some lions for their collection. At least give someone the chance before wantonly destroying them out of convenience.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 5:36:06 AM PDT by FAA
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To: Slings and Arrows

How do you maintain genetic diversity by making the population smaller, therefore less diverse?


38 posted on 03/30/2014 5:40:03 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Daffynition

Sounds like it is being run by the PETA nuts!


39 posted on 03/30/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Gefn

It’s disgusting...it makes me sick.

Animal caretakers? Yeah, right.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 9:44:56 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Daffynition

Ah, that beautiful European socialism. What wonderful thing will they come up with next?


41 posted on 03/30/2014 1:08:05 PM PDT by dontgivein
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