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Posted on 03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT by Nachum
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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A perfect ending to my weekend.
And a perfect ending to the gentleman’s life.
Now, if only they could extend as much compassion to the children they mark for euthanasia.
I expected a photo. Maybe one will be posted later.
There are no words.
Thanks for sharing, mountn man.
And to the young healthy zoo animals, esp giraffes, that they kill and make into a science project for children while butchering.
I thought that happened in Denmark?
Yep I screwed up. Sorry.
No matter. :) It was a terrible thing no matter where it happened.
Warms the cockles of the heart...thanks for posting.
Just saying goodby to a friend. Animals know who their friends are and they never forget. I wish more humans were like that.
Thanks for the pic.
Just read that earlier via email!
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.
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.