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I missed that part where the E.U. ordered this, could you point it to me, please?
Thanks in advance.
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Not EU but European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)edit on 9-2-2014 by Panic2k11 because: (no reason given)
Thanks to all those that answered my previous post.
It looks like this was the zoo's fault, as they went against the rules of the EAZA (not a EU related organisation) and, as a consequence, had to kill the giraffe.
EAZA is an organ of The European Parliament and Council.
The E in the acronym is a likely indicator of where this organisation gets its funding and the outlines for the terms of its programmes.
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I'd hate to be one of the kids who had to watch that. It could have been important to show what happens at a zoo when an animal dies, but some of the kids might have walked away scarred.
"Hey kids, let's go to the zoo and watch a man cut up a giraffe!" said no parent ever
"Okay! Yay!" replied no child ever.
I cannot understand why they euthanised this poor animal. I understand their point on genetics, so why not neuter the poor thing so it was not able to breed instead of killing him.
EAZA was formed in 1992, expanding the geographical scope of its forerunner, ECAZA, the European Community Association of Zoos and Aquaria, and also formally incorporating the important work of the European Endangered Species Programmes (EEPs), which had been operating since the mid-1980s. In 1988 zoos in member states of the then European Community recognised a need to create a common platform through which they could work with the European Parliament towards a directive on minimum standards for the care of animals in zoos. The discussions eventually gave birth to the European Zoos Directive, eleven years later.