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COPENHAGEN ZOO HAVE KILLED MARIUS the baby Giraffe.

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 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. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26098935

CONTACT THE DIRECTOR... 

Dr. Bengt Holst, Copenhagen Zoo, Roskildevej 38, PO Box 7, DK-2000, Frederiksberg, Denmark, 

Email: [email protected].

CONTACT THE ZOO! 

Roskildevej 38 2000 Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg, Denmark 

Phone +45 72 20 02 00 

Email [email protected] 

Website http://www.zoo.dk/

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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:  https://www.facebook.com/zoo                                …

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