A day to be ashamed — A call for boycotting Copenhagen Zoo

boycottNormally, I am quite proud to be from Denmark, a country with arguably one of the highest standard of living in the world, a common sense approach to most things, a fascinating history, a strong life/work balance, and a strive towards making the planet a better place for all creatures.

Today, however, I am ashamed.

In a horrible case of over-engineered animal management, European Union over-reach, and just plain cruelty, the Zoo in Copenhagen euthanised Marius, a healthy 18 months old giraffe, and fed his body to the Zoo’s lions, citing a variety of reasons, including, believe it or not, the educational value of performing the killing. And just to put the icing on the cake the killing and subsequent dismembering of the Giraffe was performed in front of a large crowd that included children.

You can find a link to the story at the New York Daily News, here (warning: the article contains graphic and disturbing images,) or see a slightly more moderated story at Weather.com, here.

Shame on Copenhagen Zoo! I, for one, am never going there again.

You can — and should — express your outrage via electronic mail (zoo@zoo.dk) and/or via postal service (Zoologisk Have, Roskildevej 38, Postboks 7, DK 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark.) Additionally, you can review the Zoo on Facebook and post comments there, expressing your opinion about their barbaric approach to animal handling.

Most importantly, though: Boycott Copenhagen Zoo!

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