Surplus giraffe dissected in front of families

Surplus giraffe dissected in front of families
AP Photo/POLFOTO, Peter Hove Olesen
AP Photo/POLFOTO, Peter Hove Olesen

The gruesome event happened in Copenhagen. Marius, a two-year-old giraffe, was shot with a bolt pistol and then had an autopsy performed on him in front of visitors including those with families. When I first read about the event I was ashamed and shocked.

Ashamed that the zoo wouldn’t allow the giraffe to be placed in one of the other zoos that offered to take Marius and wouldn’t take the $50,000, offered by an anonymous individual, to stop the killing, all because of the potential threat of inbreeding.

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