After Giraffe Marius, the Copenhagen Zoo Just Killed Four Healthy Lions

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Two were too old, and the others too young! After the horrifying killing of giraffe Marius, the Copenhagen Zoo has just euthanized four healthy lions. The same that actually ate the poor giraffe! Pretty ironic, no?

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Ironic, no? Some of the lions eating Marius the giraffe have been killed by the Copenhagen Zoo. Photo: Pedersen Rasmus Flindt/AP

The animal park administration justified its decision with the imminent arrival of a new powerful male lion for mating purposes, which would have killed the two pups at the very first opportunity. A new place had been searched in vain for two ten-month-old pups, however, the two older lions were simply too old.

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These two pups were killed on March 25 2013 at Copenhagen zoo. The two lion cubs were born on June 6, 2014. Photo: Marcus Trappaud Bjoern/Associated Press

The lion carcasses will not be disassembled in public after the recent killing of the one and a half year-old giraffe calf Marius last February, which triggered a storm of indignation around the world. Indeed, the reason for the public outcry was not only that Marius was in perfect health, but also that he had been dismantled in the sight of zoo visitors, including children.

But what I don’t understand is why, it is not possible to give these animals instead of killing them. Why not releasing them back in nature? Why not sending them back to Africa?

Source: AFP

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  1. If people would stop frequenting zoos and circuses then the bastards running them would have no reason to steal these glorious creatures from their homes! The would never again no abuse, fear, neglect or starvation at the hands of another despicable human!!! BOYCOTT ALL ZOOS AND CIRCUSES NOW!!

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