COPENHAGEN ZOO HAVE KILLED MARIUS.
A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning.
Thousands of people had signed an online petitions appealing for a change of heart over the 18-month-old called Marius.
The zoo said it had no choice because of European rules to avoid in-breeding.
Marius was due to be killed by a bolt gun, not a lethal injection, which would contaminate the meat.
Two zoos, one in the UK and one in Sweden, had reportedly put in last-ditch offers to take Marius in.
CONTACT THE DIRECTOR... Dr. Bengt Holst, Copenhagen Zoo, Roskildevej 38, PO Box 7, DK-2000, Frederiksberg, Denmark,
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STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST ZOO ANIMALS! I pledge to never remain silent about violence against animals! Zoos, as long as they exist, must be for the animals who are forced to live there, not for the people who visit or run them. We really need some radical changes now that emphasize how important is the life of every single animal living in captivity. …
We the undersigned demand the resignation of Bengt Holst. WHY? because this Scientific Director is responsible for the needless killing of an innocent baby Giraffe. This healthy young giraffe named Marius was killed on Feb 9th 2014 at Copenhagen Zoo, despite a worldwide campaign and offers to save him from other Zoo's. Bengt Holst authorised the killing by Veterinarian Mads Bertelsen. Mads…
"SURPLUS" Giraffe named Marius at Copenhagen Zoo. They used a BOLT gun on this baby and now will feed his meat to their carnivores. Other Zoo's had offered to rehome the Giraffe! Around 9 am Feb 9th 2014 the Copenhagen Zoo KILLED their baby Giraffe. PLEASE PLEASE, leave a comment on their FB-page... LINK: https://www.facebook.com/zoo …
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