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New Baby Giraffe Born At Zoo That Killed 'Surplus' Giraffe 2 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.18.2016 | Green

A baby giraffe has been born at a zoo that faced international outrage after workers killed a “surplus” young giraffe in 2014. Denmark’s Copenha...

Defiant Danish Zoo Dissects Lion

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Bernie Shine

They wanted to show the kiddies the anatomy of a lion. I assume most of us have never seen the internal organs of a lion, and I don't imagine it was high on the list of things kids need to know. The ugly truth is this desensitizes children to the sanctity of all life, and creates grotesque memories for them.

Danish Zoos: Serial Animal Killers

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.10.2016 | Green
Bernie Shine

Sadly, the lesson here is simple and cruel-- in these zoos the animals are throw-aways, there to entertain, amuse and generate revenue.

Down a Desolate Hallway, Eddie's Ghost Lingers Still

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Jeremiah Horrigan

I'd walk past tiny rooms -- cages, really -- where scared-looking, lonely creatures sometimes peered out at me. There were screams. Howls.

Why Do Some Zoos Euthanize Healthy Animals?

Posted 03.28.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Marius the giraffe died on Feb. 9 from a shot to the head with a bolt gun. Workers at the Copenhagen Zoo t...

A Different Philosophy, a Different Culture: And That's Why Marius the Danish Giraffe Had to Die

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Nancy Graham Holm

Zookeepers and animal park professionals throughout the world face the same critical issues: capacity and health. There are the only two methods available: contraception and euthanasia. Which one they choose depends on their culture.

Misguided Outrage in Giraffe Killing

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Eliyahu Federman

To prevent inbreeding, the Copenhagen Zoo killed an 18-month-old giraffe. The mob outrage ensued. The visceral, selective outrage over the giraffe killing is a product of a double standard that romanticizes exotic animals, placing a greater value on their lives than, say, farm animals.

They Shoot Giraffes Don't They? Why Marius's Death Is No Surprise

Karen Dawn | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Karen Dawn

It makes no sense to support zoos in general and then express anger at this one for being so public about its disposal of what it deemed surplus inventory.