I do not, in fact, object to a zoo giraffe being ‘culled,’ per se. There was apparently a giant to-do over the entire thing; and while I understand the ‘save the cute baby giraffe’ impulse the zookeepers have a point: zoo animals have a bit of a genetic bottleneck situation going on. And if you’re going to kill an animal, you shouldn’t just throw it away afterward. Lions, in point of fact, eat giraffes (when they can): it is not unreasonable thing to feed them freshly-killed giraffe meat.
Given my tagline and avatar, I retain the right to be slightly horrified at the idea of bringing the kiddies in to watch the giraffe get autopsied and butchered. You will all simply have to accommodate me on this.
A Danish zoo kills baby giraffe deemed ‘surplus’ and feeds him to the lions http://t.co/31uksC101m No, seriously. His name was Marius
— Fifth Snowflake (@RennaW) February 10, 2014