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Orange for Animal Cruelty Awareness

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,

Email: [email protected].


Roskildevej 38 2000 Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Phone +45 72 20 02 00

Email [email protected]



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"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:                                …

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