Sunday, 9th February, 2014, the Copenhagen zoo in Demark killed an 18 month old male giraffe with a bolt gun. He was dissected and then his meat was fed to the lions.
Was he suffering – or dangerous? NO.
The zoo did not have room for him and they didn’t want to encourage in-breeding. They couldn’t release him back into the wild because he was ‘domesticated.’
It was particularly distressing for me because the procedure was filmed and there were families with children present!
How can we ever hope to give animals their rights when children are being indoctrinated at an age before they become decision-makers?
Of course, you can be sure that everywhere, unwanted animals in zoos are killed and fed to other animals. Some might say that it happens in nature that lions eat giraffes but at least the giraffe stands a chance in the wild - he can run, which is more than he can do from his trusted keeper.
We have no right to imprison animals!
A sad day for us all.