Why Do Zoos Kill Healthy Animals?
Anger Erupts After Danish Zoo Kills a 'Surplus' Giraffe
"Lions ate the remains of Marius, a healthy giraffe, after the Copenhagen Zoo killed him because his genes were well represented."
Healthy Giraffe Shot, Dissected and Fed to Lions at Copenhagen Zoo
"Whether or not you believe it was the right thing to do, we can at least agree that the Copenhagen Zoo didn't handle this one well: In order to prevent inbreeding, keepers shot a healthy two-year-old giraffe, dissected its body and then fed it to the lions, all while visitors looked on."
Danes Defend Zoo's Killing of Healthy Giraffe
Many Danes on Monday defended the killing of a healthy but inbred giraffe at Copenhagen's zoo that triggered outrage after it was chopped up and fed to lions in front of visitors."
Statement By AZA Executive Director Kris Vehrs Regarding The Euthanasia Of Giraffe At The Copenhagen Zoo
"Zoos and aquariums in North America that are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) have a number of ways that they manage animal populations."
Giraffe Euthanised at Copenhagen Zoo: EAZA Response
"The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) learned yesterday of the euthanization of a giraffe held within a breeding herd at Copenhagen Zoo."
Danish Zoo Kills Giraffe To Prevent Inbreeding
"Saying it needed to prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save the animal."
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