Danish Zoo Considers Killing a Second Giraffe Who Is Also Called Marius

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The first Marius was killed last week in Denmark

Not even a week after the killing of young giraffe Marius at Copenhagen zoo sparked a global outcry, a giraffe at another Danish zoo is being marked for death — and he’s also called Marius.

Jyllands Park zoo has announced that it might have to kill Marius 2, the Guardian reports, because he could be unsuitable for the European breeding program that the zoo participates in.

Zookeeper at Jyllands Park Janni Løjtved Poulsen says that the zoo will not let the controversy sparked by Marius 1’s death affect their decision. After that young giraffe was euthanized at Copenhagen Zoo to avoid inbreeding, staff at the zoo received death threats and Danish embassies around the world received angry messages.

“It doesn’t affect us in any way. We are completely behind Copenhagen and would have done the same,” Poulsen says, stressing that it would be difficult for the zoo to find a new home for Marius 2. His fate now lies in the hands of  the coordinator of the European breeding program.

[The Guardian]

8 comments
northwoodswolf
northwoodswolf

I can't believe how the human race manages to become unbelievably despicable and depraved with each passing day.  All the adults, including the parents, who facilitated the children seeing this should be SHOT.  The zoo should be closed, and the lions should be fed crack, released in a cage with all the perpetrators locked within, and thus consumed!  I hope the children punish these people when they grow up, remember this and never forgive or forget.  I hope they seek revenge against animal abusers.

MsLadyLaurel
MsLadyLaurel

I think this is horrible it shouldn't be permitted to kill a defenseless animal let it live it's life and die peacefully. And, how disgraceful to let children see how barbaric you are. If a human being was born disabled in any way they would not be sentenced to death.


CaroleRaeSzymanski
CaroleRaeSzymanski

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???????!!! They had no issues finding a home for the first one. Zoos around the world offered to take him in. 

ahimsapeace
ahimsapeace

All the Animal Lovers please call EAZA the coordinator. They can certainly stop it.



Email:info@eaza.netPhone:+31 20 520 07 50

ahimsapeace
ahimsapeace

All the Animal Lovers please call / email EAZA.


They are the coordinator


Email:info@eaza.netPhone:+31 20 520 07 50