Please people…… this thread is a clear case of when animal friends have no idea what is best for animals.
I love animals more than anyone. I support Greenpeace and I think we owe a lot more respect to the animal kingdom than we show it. BUT
At some point you have got to stop up, set your nature given brain into work, and THINK…. "is it really a good idea to keep a specific giraf alive
when keeping it alive means that in-breeding could occur?"
ZOO in Copenhagen is one out of 300 zoos across Europe who are dedicated to strict rules about breeding and good health of the animal families in the
zoos. The giraf had no place to go… they can't transfer it, because the risk of in-breeding would make it unsuitable for any of the 300 zoos in
They couldn't send it off to another random zoo, because zoos outside this 300 club, don't have the same strict rules about breading and where the 300
zoos in Europe have signed a treaty not to sell animals, outside zoos have not, risking that the giraf could be sold for what reason….
They can't release it, because contrary to what normal people seem to know, you CAN*T set an animal free that has been born in captivity. Well, you
can, but it is damn difficult and require a lot of work, time, and money.
dk%2FBesogZoo%2FNyhedsarkiv%2F2014%2FFebruar%2FDerfor%2520afliver%2520Zoo%2520en%2520giraf.aspx&act=url" target="_blank" class="postlink">ZOO Copenhagen about the giraf
So stop whining about one f'ing, born in captivity, giraf. Please remember that zoos like ZOO in Copenhagen are dedicated to science, they don't run
shop as a sideshow, and especially Copenhagen ZOO have put a lot of effort into educating its visitors with thorough information, after hours
workshops where both adults and kids can come and learn about how the animals function in real life and so on.
It's just so damn stupid reading how the media once again can spin a little thing into a huge big deal. It makes me sick.
Also…… how many of you have watched Animal Planet? Have none of you witnessed how real life takes place? How prey are stalked, hunted down, pulled
to shreds by the teeth of the attacker and so on. And then you piss off over a single giraf?
At least this one was fed to the lions instead of the usual horse carcass……
Please, love animals, but remain f'ing sane at the same time. This thread is a sideshow!
edit on 9/2/14 by flice because: (no reason