Danish Zoo Kills Healthy Giraffe


giraffeDespite receiving an offer of 500,000 euros and a petition with over 20,000 signatures, the Copenhagen Zoo decided to kill healthy, 2-year-old Marius the giraffe today.

The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria apparently recommended that the zoo put down Marius because there were already giraffes in the breeding program with similar genes.

The suggestion sparked outrage, and other zoos in Europe offered to take in Marius. The Copenhagen Zoo declined and decided to kill him with a bolt pistol and dissected him for visitors, including children, to watch. Then, his carcass was fed to lions and other carnivores at the zoo. Read more at The Guardian.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. There is no rational reason to kill and dissect the fresh carcass in front of visitors, including many very small children on a Sunday morning (I’ve seen photos). In fact I wonder how much does a giraffe cost – I think well above the price of its meat. And a giraffe with CITES documents would no doubt have fetched some serious money.

    I do not like this story, especially after having read comments of other zoos in Europe which offered to take the giraffe, but the management refused: they stated that they did not want it to reach maturity and mate, because “his genes are useless” or something to that effect. It gives me the creeps.

  2. Yep, yep. This is the same Copenhagen that hosted the “global warming” baloney two years ago. They were seeking to “save” people and animals. True colors do show.

  3. Should have schacted it there are plenty of people that would have loved to try it. And think of the money they would have made

  4. You wonder why the holocaust happpened in Europe and the surrounding area. What is the difference animals or Jews or any thing they thought was defective,for that is their opinion on all things that matter.

  5. This case can be used to defend schita rights cases in Europe. When schita is challenged on grounds of being cruel. Defense can divert everyone’s attention to this case and ask the public to first address and fix these zoo killings before attacking schita.