Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. General Pets

Zoos culling animals to make room

See also

The staff at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark have been receiving death threats after they publicly killed an 18-month-old giraffe named Marius on Sunday. In the U.K., six Longleat Safari Park lions, were killed before the park opened its doors to the public last week. Both zoos are using the same excuse, ‘they needed the room’.

More Photos

Marius, who was shot in the head with a bolt gun, in public, as he bent over to eat a piece of rye bread, was then publicly dismembered, and his body parts fed to the zoos big cats. The violent display was part of the zoos population control.

The six Longleaf lions were a family pride which consisted of the father (Henry), mother (Louisa), and their four cubs. The park officials killed Henry last month, and the rest of the family was injected last week with a lethal substance from a tranquilizer gun that was administered by the parks vet. The staff is questioning the parks decision to kill the family of six since Henry had already been given a vasectomy, and could no longer produce more offspring.

Most zoos take pride in their animals, and special attention is taken to insure there are no unwanted pregnancies; and even more care is taken to find their animals another zoo or sanctuary if they do find themselves with an overpopulation problem. That is why the public is outraged by the zoos culling because it is the zoos responsibility to provide a safe environment for the animals in their charge.

An Animal-Activist against the Copenhagen Zoo Facebook page was started two days ago that already has close to 4000 fans, the page is petitioning the zoo for the wrongful death of Marius the giraffe.

The Examiner would like to know what you think, feel free to comment.

Would you like to be notified when the next story is published? It's FREE! Please click the Subscribe LINK on this page, if you would like to automatically receive the articles as soon as they are published.

Follow me on Facebook at Kansas City Animal Advocacy Examiner

Thank you for reading and sharing these animal articles. We can make a difference in the lives of animals around the world.

Have an idea for a story? Contact me at: mhamacww@yahoo.com

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Pit Bull attacks 2 men and puppy
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7rLxXQTmHBw?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Beagle Freedom Project April 29, 2014 Event in Sacramento, CA
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517861677" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517861677&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Faye was lost and then found
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518103851" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518103851&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!