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Giraffe licks dying zoo worker
cns news ^ | 3/23/14 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT by Nachum

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Netherlands Dying Wish Giraffe

This photo released Saturday March 22, 2014 by Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday March 19, 2014 . The Stichting Ambulancewens "Ambulance Wish Foundation" offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish, in Eijs' case to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty walking or speaking. (AP Photo/Stichting Ambulance Wens)

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A giraffe gave a lick to a dying man who asked as a last wish to be taken to Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where he had done odd jobs for 25 years.

Mario Eijs, who is mentally disabled, had developed a brain tumor and had difficulty walking or speaking. He wanted to pay a final visit to the co-workers and animals he loved.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dying; giraffe; licks; worker

1 posted on 03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

A perfect ending to my weekend.

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2 posted on 03/23/2014 8:32:11 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

And a perfect ending to the gentleman’s life.


3 posted on 03/23/2014 8:42:19 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Nachum

Now, if only they could extend as much compassion to the children they mark for euthanasia.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 8:51:27 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Nachum

I expected a photo. Maybe one will be posted later.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 8:57:08 PM PDT by lee martell
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6 posted on 03/23/2014 8:59:33 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

There are no words.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 9:01:54 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: lee martell

8 posted on 03/23/2014 9:06:06 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum; Mears; berdie; lee martell; Slyfox; dragnet2; acapesket

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/03/22/giraffe-kiss-zoo/6736689/


9 posted on 03/23/2014 9:11:27 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

ping


10 posted on 03/23/2014 9:12:16 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

Thanks for sharing, mountn man.


11 posted on 03/23/2014 9:26:24 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Slyfox

And to the young healthy zoo animals, esp giraffes, that they kill and make into a science project for children while butchering.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 9:26:38 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

I thought that happened in Denmark?


13 posted on 03/23/2014 9:32:01 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Yep I screwed up. Sorry.


14 posted on 03/23/2014 9:34:52 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

No matter. :) It was a terrible thing no matter where it happened.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 9:37:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Nachum

Warms the cockles of the heart...thanks for posting.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 9:44:00 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Nachum

Just saying goodby to a friend. Animals know who their friends are and they never forget. I wish more humans were like that.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 12:07:57 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mountn man

Thanks for the pic.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 5:08:47 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: mountn man

Just read that earlier via email!
Thanks


19 posted on 03/24/2014 6:18:34 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: Slyfox
Now, if only they could extend as much compassion to the children they mark for euthanasia.

Yet another story which has NO CONNECTION to abortion and you--and others--somehow find a way to make a comment on it. Amazing.

20 posted on 03/24/2014 6:32:15 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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Yet another story which has NO CONNECTION to abortion and you--and others--somehow find a way to make a comment on it. Amazing.

Tabitha Soren (since banned) used to do that.

It was amazing. Say that the thread was about a new polymer that was potentially useful in cars for added protection of passengers? The post would be: So they are willing to research the saving of ADULT lives -- BUT NOT THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN THEY ROUTINELY ABORT!!!11!!

Even on a Free Republic fundraising thread, it would be: Imagine how many children WILL NOT BE BORN BECAUSE THEY WILL BE ABORTED, and how they will not be able to read or contribute to Free Republic in the future!!11!

She was something to behold.

21 posted on 03/24/2014 8:33:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: OldPossum
So what? This is a forum where we share our thoughts and opinions.

The Dutch have made it their business to "euthanize" those not worthy of living. But here is a guy who supposedly deserves to be euthanized by Dutch law and yet somehow he is receiving compassion from them?

I do find it a bit odd that they would find it in their hearts to feel true human compassion for a person on the verge of dying without snuffing the life out of him.

22 posted on 03/24/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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