Meet Marius,an 18-month-old giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo who was slaughtered in front of visitors Sunday morning.
According to TIME, a spokesman for the zoo said that there were already many giraffes with genes similar to Marius’ in their international breeding program.
Their solution? Off with his head. The zoo’s director made the decision euthanize him. They then shot Marius in the head and chopped him in to little pieces for the lion’s Sunday dinner — all of which of course was done in front of visitors, including small children. A little traumatic to a 4-year-old, don’t you think?
Many attempted to save Marius. An online petition gained more than 20,000 signatures and two different zoos said they would take him in. One individual even offered 500,000 euros to stop the killing, but the zoo disregarded all of this, and Marius’ fate was sealed.
Robert Krijuff, director of a wildlife park in the Netherlands couldn’t believe it. He had made a last-minute offer to take Marius but wasRead More »from Marius the giraffe killed at Copenhagen Zoo and fed to the lions