For Marius

Baby Bitsy & Marius the GiraffeI know it’s been a while since my last post. And I probably wouldn’t post today either had it not been for Marius.

Earlier this week, two year old Marius was killed. The Copenhagen Zoo thought his genes were too common, something that did not suit their breeding program. So they shot him, chopped up his body in full view of the public, which included children, and fed his carcass to other zoo animals. Why? Because this healthy young giraffe was deemed too common, too ordinary.

Now another Danish zoo, Jyllands Park Zoo, says it may kill a seven year old male giraffe, coincidentally also named Marius, because the zoo considers himunsuitable for breeding”.

If the idea that some lives are less bothers you, please take a moment to sign this online petition that urges the zoo to spare Marius’ life and find a more compassionate alternative when it comes to dealing with surplus animals or animals deemed not fit to breed within the zoo.


Baby Bitsy & Marius the GiraffeBy the way, that’s Bitsy, the baby in a donkey suit, and her friend Marius, the giraffe. Next week, I’ll be back with a free amigurumi pattern for Bitsy. So until next week, take care and have a fabulous Valentine’s Day.

One more thing. Baby Bitsy and Marius said to tell you “Thank you for caring” 🙂


15 thoughts on “For Marius

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      This, despite offers from other zoos to adopt him. Sadly for Marius, he had already passed the stage of being a cute, fuzzy, revenue generating, baby giraffe. He had grown up to be just another “surplus” 😦

      • anabbloggin says:

        There should be laws to force zoos to be responsible for their “purchases” and their “trades”. I didn’t know they treated animals as disposable goods. I don’t have any pets, but I’m pretty sure it’s illegal for me to shoot my dog in the head because it doesn’t look like a cute puppy anymore. What makes them immune? Are the animals they owned classified as ‘cattle’? Humans never fail to keep giving me new reasons to be ashamed of my own species.

  1. amigurumibb says:

    What a sad story! Makes me feel sick in my stomach hearing such stories in todays world. Thank you for the link. Going to sign right away.
    And welcome back dear friend.
    So happy to see you back 🙂

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      Thank you, my dear friend, for signing. Even though we may have made much advancement in every other area, when it comes to respecting all life forms, we are still stuck with a barbaric mindset 😦

      Yeah, it’s good to be back to the land of the living err…blogging 😉 I had so much fun going through all your new posts. Can’t wait to see what your finished zombie will look like 😀

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