A Danish zoo has killed four lions. This move is stirring up new controversy for the zoo only weeks after the same zoo killed a baby giraffe. This giraffe was then fed to the lions. According to the Huffington Post on March 25, the move was made to make room for a new male in the lion habitat. A video shared on Tuesday on YouTube by Scottish Film Makers features the lions at the zoo before their death.
The new addition caused the zoo to slaughter the four lions, which included two cubs. The zoo did try to find a new home for the lion cubs, but their search was unsuccessful. It was then decided to put them down because the new male lion would likely kill the cubs soon after it arrived. The zoo did release a statement defending the move. It said the following:
Because of the pride of lions' natural structure and behavior, the zoo has had to euthanize the two old lions and two young lions who were not old enough to fend for themselves.
The new male lion is being brought in to mate with the two females in the habitat that are now at breeding age. The female lions were born in 2012.
The killing of Marius the giraffe earned this Danish zoo attention. That kill was made in front of visitors, and the young giraffe was eaten in front of them as well. What do you think of this new controversial move?