Copenhagen Zoo euthanizes four lions
March 25, 2014
The Copenhagen Zoo faced worldwide criticism from other zoos and animal sanctuaries last month when it euthanized a healthy giraffe named Marius instead of finding him a new home.
Now, once again, rather than giving the endangered animals to another zoo, the zoo has euthanized four healthy lions — two adults and their two 10-month-old cubs, according to news reports.
The zoo is introducing a male lion and cited in a statement the need to not disrupt the "pride's natural structure and behavior," according to the Associated Press.
On Feb. 9, Marius the giraffe was shot in the head, dissected in public, then fed to the zoo's lions.
"Marius hasn't made us the least bit afraid. Because what we are doing is the most correct thing to do," Steffen Stræde, the zoo's chief, told Ritzau, a Danish news agency, The Copenhagen Post reports."I think people are more enlightened after Marius," a smiling Stræde said in the interview.
Accredited American zoos do not euthanize endangered species because these zoos use relocation and contraceptive techniques to prevent inbreeding and overpopulation.
the fuck kind of seriel killer zookeeper is running things over there? hopefully some animal rights extremist tosses him in with a polar bear. fuck