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Should this have been shown to small children as an educational experience?

Marius, a healthy young Giraffe, was euthanized (shot in the head) at Copenhagen Zoo, and autopsied, dissected, and fed to the Lions and Bears while children watched. Jack Hanna and many other's offered to take the giraffe but was turned down. The zoo, who has a breeding program said it was because they did not want to inbreed and called him 'surplus'. Was destroying a beautiful healthy animal because it was surplus to your needs acceptable?
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Only if the purpose of the education is to show how screwed up humans can be!

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No it shouldn't have been shown to young children. I don't find it acceptable in this day and age, especially when private buyers and a zoo in Sweden offered to buy the giraffe.

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Unfortunately until the mentality that animals are simply property is altered, whether we consider it "acceptable" is irrelevant.

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Absolutely Not.. I was deeply saddened to hear about Marius. I said to myself he should have been given to someone. I really dislike what they did to him ;(

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I agree with you!!
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Is what we do any better? We put a toy in a happy meal, along with a burger. Is the suffering of that animal thought of?

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We don't eat McDonalds, they get their beef from cattle raised on land they bought and had cleared. That land was our Rainforest...
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omg! I did not hear that but my answer is no, no way, absolutely no

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That's barbaric.

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This was one of the cruelest things to do. Just because this giraffe was known as "surplus" doesn't mean it has to die. I don't understand what was going on in their head when they killed a beautiful animal instead of simply relocating to a better environment. This was a terrible thing for them to do and, in my opinion, they need to be punished.

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Absolutely not. Children's minds don't develop until adulthood. Everything they're exposed to will partly mold their mind and shape who they will become as a person. I wouldn't let my children play violent video games, watch filthy movies or tv programs.

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Stars to you for your good example RPB...
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Thank-you. I have always said, "garbage in, garbage out".
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Well why in the hell did they have children watch? My dad never let me watch the pigs get shot until of course I had to do it. But young children are very impressionable.

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Hi, Lady. Absolutely, positively, no way in h*ll should that have been shown to children. It certainly adds to showing them just how much more cruel our society is, as if it's not cruel enough. It shouIdn't be shown to adults either because it should never have been done. That's one of the most senseless, horrible things I've ever heard of. I'm crying and wanting to throw up right now thinking about it. And who better to give it to than Jack Hanna? I think people should stop going to that zoo so that it must be shut down and all the animals are relocated to other zoos.

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Thanks for answering Sissy. Just don't google it, they show pictures of him, he was only 18 months old and so sweet looking. Oh and they also showed some of the other parts I mentioned with adults and children standing and watching. Apparently it was to teach the children about What happens to them in the wild, and how it's all about Survival of the fittest..you know, a senseless death to feed their other animals but justified by turning onto education.. :(. Smh
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I just can't believe it. I wish I'd never seen your question, although it was a very good question. I have a photographic memory and you, being who you are, are so wonderful at expressing things well. So I've already got a picture in my mind that won't go away. Lady, this is just barbaric. There's nothing in my heart that can understand such a thing, especially since people offered to take him. This is terrible, but I hate the same thing can't be done to the person who made that decision. Forgive me for saying that, but that's just like murdering a helpless child to me and the killer paying for it. I know you won't understand me thinking that way, but I love animals with all my heart and I think we're meant to protect them. I'll stop now. I've probably ruined my image with you. I'm just venting. I'm sorry.
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My dear Sissy, you have not ruined your image with me, I feel the same way. I usually don't ask a question unless I have found something to be controversial to the point of needing to be brought to other's attention. I too am a animal lover and an advocate for them a well a children. And then as you know Women's issues are all very close to my heart. I love jack Hanna, and when I saw him speaking out about this on TV I quickly started researching it. It horrified me... They said that in the Danish culture this wasn't a big deal.. If this is the norm over there with animals as far as kindness goes I'd hate to hear what they consider bad treatment of animals... I can feel the goodness of your heart thru our text, thank you for loving the animals of this world. They have no voice unless we help them. I only hope that this kind of behavior comes to an end someday...
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My precious Lady, I can't thank you enough for writing back. So many people don't understand my love for animals because of their innocence, just like children. We have kindred hearts when it comes to this (and probably about a lot of other things, truth to tell). I thank you for understanding the fact that we should take care of the wonderful babies who cannot take care of themselves and are at man's mercy. Your kindness means more than you'll ever know. So many people are so judgmental. I love this about you and appreciate it more than you'll EVER know. Thank you from the very depth of my heart. Hugs.
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Hugs back :)
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Maybe not SMALL children.

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That's probably what the aliens will do to us.

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Well the .45 just needs to work on them.
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Got my 9
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I hope not Bigguy!! I better get to the shooting range and practice a little more! ;)
It's 27* here right now, suppose to get up to 62* on Monday, I can't wait...dang groundhog needs to retire...
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Biggy I have seen cases of people taking 4 9mm rounds center mass and living. But the ol' WWII .45ACP? Have yet to hear anything of that nature.
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But they weren't hollow points, so idk.
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I use hollow points I shot a deer one time with a 44 magnum hit it in the shoulder the bullet hit the bone and ricochet out. Had to track that thing a mile.
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lady if I see that groundhog im going to shoot it. Winter storm here last nite about 2" of sleet. This weather is killing me work wize.
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So sorry about that bigguy, these storms end up costing a lot of money, some people have no idea how much. There's another one heading your way, central AL and across to Boo in NC and moving up the east coast. Further east coast will get up to 10 in snow the say...smh enough is enough already. Better brace for this one...
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Yep sit here all day today and probably all day tomorrow. What state are you in
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I'm in southern MO, we just had one last week, and the week before that, this one missed us. The schools here have 11 days so far to make up. Usually if we get any snow or ice it's melted off by the next day, not this year...
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I went to the lake of the ozarks one time the girls at a store liked my southern English. Or was making fun of me one.
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Oh, I'm sure they loved it... I lived in St Louis for 18 yrs (back when I was young and thought I had to be in the big city, I couldn't wait to get back now I love the country haha) they all thought I was from the deep south, my relatives were all from the south ( Tupelo) and I have a distinct southern drawl. Both my kids don't have one smidgen of an accent.. but they were raised in St Louis and the southern coast of Oregon. I moved back several years ago to help my Mom so she could remain independent. The flights back and forth were killing me moneywise...she's needs me I'm her only daughter...funny, out west they loved my accent , haha, they thought I was from AL or Georgia or Texas...
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That's good you could take care of your mom. My mom and dad are both still kicking. Don't know what I'm going to do if I have to take care of them. Men don't do good at care taking. Are you retired or still working.
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I was in the Beauty and Spa biz for over 30 years, owned my own and use to sell a little Real Estate on the side part time ( don't ask me where I got all that energy),
now that I moved back here I Substitute teach sometimes when they need me, but mostly just do some Hair and Massage Therapy on friends and family. I have a studio now in my home with the whole set up. I live within 30 min from Mom, so I'm over there almost everyday or two days to help her with the house and get her groceries in ect. She's 89 now and my Dad died from a heart attack when I was 4. Mom never remarried although she could have. She has a big house and yard, I hire a guy for the yard work but I do the gardening because I love it, I'm a master gardener. It will be rally hard on me when I lose her, she's always been both parent's to me. You couldn't find a more proper woman and has always had excellent credit, I don't think mom ever was late on any payment in her life . She's a perfectionist and was a good role model for me. Her generation knew how to only buy it if you could afford it, and then you only buy quality... I feel old just talking about it, I'm 53, we live in a different world today that's for sure...smh
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Different world that's for sure. I'm 55 Was a electrician for a few years Then became a machinest for about 20 years.While I was a machinest I wanted to make a little extra money on the side. So I started cutting grass.That expanded to landscaping and a garden center and 14 employees. Then Lowes opened a store about a half mile away along with a super walmart. At the same time we had about 3 hurricanes come up thru here and then 2008 hit. I closed up moved back to the house now I just do lawn maintenance and farm. I'm trying to build a big greenhouse now to raise hydroponic lettuce. That's my retirement project. I'm getting to old to keep up this grass cutting.
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Walmart has taken everything away from from the small business owners, they make me sick...I won't even get started on that.
Yes it's just too hot now that we are a little older, I get up early for the yard and try to finish before the heat. I think that's a wonderful idea, hydroponic is he way to go for sure...I've always wanted to try tomatoes. I helped out in a greenhouse for three months once when I was on the Oregon Coast, I loved it. You could probably look it up, friends own it, it is called Flora Pacifica. They had the perfect climate for growing out there, they specialized in dried plants and herbs using glycerin. They make dried wreaths and send them all over the world by advertising in catalogs. It's the Lily capital out there. You can drive down hwy 101 along the ocean and see fields of lilies, the smell is beautiful. The redwoods were close by. They had quite a good small business.
Out there men (and women) could go out into the forest and surrounding areas and cut juniper and evergreens and whatever they needed for their product, and they would pay them by the pound for it. It was very interesting. At Christmas they hire extra people and make very fancy wreaths to be shipped all over.
They started with just one greenhouse and then expanded. You can do that too...
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Yea I have a two bay gutter connect house 130' long. I've got the frame up but have lost one of my big accounts so for now its just sitting there. To put hydroponic in there its going to cost about 50 thousand. That's not going to happen anytime soon. I thought about selling 5 or 6 CSA shares for 10 thousand each for a lifetime share, well my life time anyway. But for now just keep getting up and doing my lawns. I'll get it somehow or die trying.
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What?! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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