Dear Copenhagen Zoo, WTF Were You All Thinking?


OK,……IS IT JUST ME, OR IS ANYONE ELSE “OUTRAGED” ABOUT THE KILLING OF A HEALTHY ANIMAL AT DENMARK’S, COPENHAGEN ZOO?
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(Warning: Strong Word and my writing is a hot mess due to getting my point across)
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I found my own photo to use for my blog post, as I didn’t want to indulge the “Copenhagen Zoo” by using one of theirs, and the “POOR JUDGEMENT” &  ACT of MURDER of an innocent giraffe!
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What the HELL were you all thinking? I guess you weren’t when you SHOT & KILLED a giraffe for nothing more than OVER POPULATION?? AND THEN, you cut it up in pieces and fed the giraffe to your lions?
WHAT WORLD DO ALL LIVE IN?
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It surely is not planet earth. I just happen to see the zoo curator on CNN news trying to defend what HE allowed at his zoo, and he had the F_ _KING BALLS to say that, “WE in America may not understand their countries actions to over population of animals. Then he also had the NERVE to say that they shot the giraffe while attendees at the zoo WATCHED!! AND OF COURSE,…..Most were young children!! AGAIN, WTF?
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The curator explained it as a “Learning Lesson of Life” for the children. WTF? I watched one little girl pull her beanie cap down over her eyes on CNN as to not want to LOOK AT THE DEAD GIRAFFE!! I mean, this is SO WRONG on SO MANY LEVELS!
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Yes, I’m hopping F_ _KING MAD! I think this curator, and the zoo should be prosecuted for “Animal Mutilation, Cruelty to animals, and INHUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS at the least”!!  NOW honestly, what parent would let their children stand around and watch an animal get shot in the head?? What kind of PARENTS are these people? They let their kids watch this Brutality? I think I can safely say,…..NOW I’VE SEEN IT ALL!!

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IS IT ME? AM I missing something from this violent act to an animal. Yes, we do need to teach our children about life, and the cycle. We are born, we live, and yes, we die. But I’m sure as HELL there is a more appropriate way to teach them then going to your local zoo and let them watch an animal get shot in the head POINT BLANK isn’t there? Here is some of the CNN story sort of, kind of defending the zoo’s actions:….
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**OH, and by the way, I deleted most the photo’s that CNN had, as they showed the zoo showing and talking to THE VISITORS about the Autopsy he performed on the giraffe and the photo’s of the zoo showing all the visitors them feeding the poor animal to THEIR LIONS!!

Protestors demonstrate outside the Copenhagen Zoo against the killing of the giraffe on February 9.
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Danish Zoo criticized for killing giraffe

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CNN:
Our European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) have been established to ensure a viable future for endangered animals — including giraffes — despite the destruction of their habitats and rampant poaching of wild animals.
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More than 700 giraffes are kept within our institutions to the highest possible standards of welfare and care by zoos such as Copenhagen, and EAZA monitors breeding closely to ensure that the species has the genetic diversity it needs to have the best possible chance of survival in the long-term.
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While we understand that some members of the public are upset by the euthanization of the giraffe at Copenhagen zoo, the protection of the species as a whole must be our priority.
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Our resources are regrettably finite, and as a result, the EEP must prioritize animals which can give to the overall genetic health of the captive population.
This means that in rare cases (five in the case of giraffes in EAZA zoos since records began in 1828), animals must be removed from the population by management euthanasia.
Compare this to the 60 billion+ healthy, young animals killed each year worldwide for human consumption. In-breeding is a serious problem that can lead to genes being passed on that increase the population’s susceptibility to disease and other chronic conditions which threaten the future of the species in our care.
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Zoo staff get death threats
As for alternative solutions, we cannot in good conscience recommend the transfer of animals under our protection to zoos which are not our members and therefore not subject to our strict standards of animal husbandry and welfare; transfer within our network does not represent a solution to the unsuitability of the individual animal for breeding. Contraception is difficult and in its infancy for female giraffes, and can be irreversible.
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Castration of a male animal can have also undesirable side-effects, and a place that could otherwise be reserved for an animal that can contribute to its species’ future is lost.
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Release into the wild of this single individual would almost certainly result in early death for the animal, after a long and stressful journey of thousands of kilometers — reintroduction is an intensive and complicated matter and we would not countenance this unless recommended to by the IUCN, the paramount global body for nature conservation. All of these alternatives were explored, and none were found to be viable; in addition, EAZA’s position is supported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
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EAZA members do not euthanize animals lightly, and we are saddened by the death of any animal in our care.
Nonetheless, we strongly support Copenhagen Zoo, which has an exemplary record of animal welfare, education, research and conservation, and which took great pains to be transparent about the situation — 7,000 visitors came to Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday, while 15 protesters stood outside.
The Copenhagen public spoke with their tickets to the zoo and left knowing far more about the real threats to conservation of giraffes in the wild.
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OK, so do by the explanation? I sure as hell don’t. They can Spin It anyway they want. This was pure and simple
“Animal Cruelty” in it’s Finest Form…..SHAME ON YOU Copenhagen Zoo!
What are your “Thoughts”?
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Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon
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