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 him “unsuitable 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.
By 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” 🙂