Second Giraffe Named Marius Might Be Killed In a Danish Zoo

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Bulgaria: Second Giraffe Named Marius Might Be Killed In a Danish Zoo Marius, the giraffe killed in the Copenhagen zoo. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Amid the controversy and global public outrage surrounding the killing of Marius the giraffe in the Copenhagen zoo, another giraffe is at risk in a Danish zoo.

Jyllands Park zoo, in western Denmark said it might have to kill one of their male giraffes, also called Marius. The zoo currently has to male giraffes, approved by the European breeding programme and if it manages to acquire a female giraffe, Marius will have to be put down. The reason being that he is unsuitable for breeding and finding him a new home would be difficult.

Janni Poulsen, zookeeper at Jyllands Park, told The Guardian it was not clear when the park would acquire a female giraffe and that the decision on Marius's future would be taken by the breeding programme co-ordinator."If we are told we have to euthanise [Marius] we would of course do that," said Poulsen.

She said the park managers would not to be influenced by the wave of protests that followed the killing of 18-month-old Marius at Copenhagen zoo."It doesn't affect us in any way. We are completely behind Copenhagen and would have done the same," said Poulsen.

Meanwhile, the director of the Sofia Zoo Dr. Ivan Ivanov said that the zoo has never carried out such euthanasia. “Bulgarian law permits euthanasia only when the animal is terminally ill”, Ivanov said.

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Thenonymous - 14 Feb 2014 // 12:57:46

No more than farm & abattoir

sa-sha - 14 Feb 2014 // 12:43:52

.....and about pondering: are "zoo" and "slaughter-house" synonyms?

Thenonymous - 14 Feb 2014 // 12:36:21

They have to feed the lions with some kind of meat, presumably the thought of killing a couple of cows for this purpose is somehow less contentious than killing a spare giraffe. Something to ponder while you eat your burger.

Seedy - 14 Feb 2014 // 11:40:39

C'mon, Tania - if you were a giraffe (or indeed any other form of sentient being) wouldn't you prefer a quick end to "Death By A Thousand Cuts of Boredom" in a dump of a country populated by depressed whiners whose only claim to fame is a writer of kiddies' fables, a weirdo looking for an imaginary friend in his own navel and disgusting "cuisine"? ;)

sa-sha - 14 Feb 2014 // 10:32:11

Tania, save Your "shame" and other "racist remarks" for Yourself, really. Not Shame, but "Reason" is the main for all those fatal mistakes of Nature, for all those vile creatures without Compassion, without Conscience, without Shame, but with a "Reason", a "Reason" to kill the innocents, the defenceless, the dependents.......
To kill by a bullet to the occiput, before children' eyes , to cut the organs out of the still warm body, before the same children' eyes.....isn't it the really Advanced Method of cultivating the new generation of the "anti-racist" organisms, organisms with a 100% resistance to Shame, to Compassion, to Conscience.....organisms of the New Era, the "anti-racist" Era of "Reason".
To the Advanced Methods! Toast.

je suis anglais - 14 Feb 2014 // 01:58:37

If i was a giraffe called Marius, i'd be writing my last will and testament around now!

Tania Oz - 14 Feb 2014 // 01:35:07

@JC Jensen............Why don't YOU take yourself off to "another forum"! Racist remarks, not at all. The only reason that Giraffe was slaughtered, cut up and fed to other animals in one of your Zoo's, was because he became an inconvenience. No other reason than that. Got it buster?

And here is something else that Denmark defends in their Faroe Islands.

BTW: In all fairness, there are many other countries that slaughter innocent animals, but it is wrong. Any animal cruelty or slaughter for sport is despicable by any standards.

rpzx10 - 13 Feb 2014 // 21:10:18

To be really honest ..............
If a more intelligiant race came from elsewhere or space and saw how Bulgarians treated animals (or even humans ) that they thought stupid , weak or inferior . It might be just possible they might treat Bulgarians the same way Bulgarians treat there Animals .
Treat all living things like you want to be treated.
Otherwise do not be surprised when you are misstreated.
BULGARIAN MAN SAYS "But I am Bulgarian , it is my duty and Religion to exploit everybody , you are rich I am poor ,Serbia belongs to me , Bosnia belongs to me , Macadonia belongs to me .
I will tie up my dog and donkey and punish it and hit as if feel."

And while there brothrs and sisters in former Yugoslavia fought and died for what they belive.
The Bulgarians drink coffee outside Parliment .

When I see Bulgarians geting gassed and killed for what they think ,until then, I will always think of them as a group of cowards.
If I go into a Bar in Russe , Sofia or Varna I can see maybe 5 or more shades of skin or hair or eye color and when togethr they will say "We are all Bulgarian." but in private they will say why each person is not correct or real Bulgarian .
When in Europe I hear complaints how Bulgarians are treated as workers.They have bad housing, bad food and have problems with being payed.
But when you dig deeper they are not employed by germans , french or british but by Bulgarians and russians .
And then wonder why they are mistreated.
Do Bulgarians have Trust Issues??
Ask yourself ..
Do you trust more a Bulgarian or a Forigner ..
Then wonder why you are not trusted.
Sorry for the spelling . English is not my first words.

JC Jensen - 13 Feb 2014 // 17:46:26

@Tania Oz: Save your racist remarks for another forum. The decisions of a couple of private zoos in Denmark hardly reflect on the population or the country as a whole. Also, no giraffe was killed without a reason.

Tania Oz - 13 Feb 2014 // 17:34:48

Despicable horrible people - killing an innocent giraffe for no apparent plausible reason. And now publically predicting another one might suffer the same heinous fate is just sickening. Shame on you Denmark.

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