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(BBC)   Copenhagen zoo plans to euthanize 18 month old male giraffe. Apparently some people have a problem with this, though the lions seem to be fine with it   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
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2014-02-08 12:34:02 PM  
8 votes:
Is it not possible to castrate a giraffe like with dogs and horses?
2014-02-08 12:40:54 PM  
3 votes:

Maggie_Luna: Is it not possible to castrate a giraffe like with dogs and horses?


I'm also wondering why this isn't being considered as a solution. Then he can live and they won't have to worry about him mating with any of the females.
2014-02-08 12:38:38 PM  
3 votes:
Neuter/fix/vasectomy the critter.  What's the problem?  It's easy.
2014-02-08 12:54:11 PM  
2 votes:
They could miniaturize it with a laser and sell it to the Russians
2014-02-08 12:44:44 PM  
2 votes:
If they want to dispatch the animal now, why the fark did they get/breed him in the first place?
2014-02-08 12:44:19 PM  
2 votes:
Seems kind of sad, but why can't anyone else take it?

Is it too big to fit into Putin's purse?

If no other zoo or animal sanctuary can take it, I guess the zoo has to be practical about it.  I have room for him here.  Okay, well not the vertical space.  I'd be willing to accept donations from his supporters to remodel.

OTOH, we emphasize spaying and neutering our dogs and cats, why won't it work on giraffes?
2014-02-08 12:41:59 PM  
2 votes:
The lions deserve their tasty num-nums, also.  Please think about *their* rights.
2014-02-08 12:29:43 PM  
2 votes:
Aren't giraffes getting kind of rare thanks to a-hole poachers?

I don't believe they can't pull the strings to get that "little guy" a home.
2014-02-09 04:15:41 PM  
1 votes:
It's not euthanasia if it's a perfectly healthy animal.

You're killing it.

Call things by their proper names.
2014-02-09 03:46:18 AM  
1 votes:

Brittabot: Maggie_Luna: Is it not possible to castrate a giraffe like with dogs and horses?

I'm also wondering why this isn't being considered as a solution. Then he can live and they won't have to worry about him mating with any of the females.


I think they want to breed them as well, so they want 5 male giraffes (fta.), that aren't all inbreed.

They exchange animals with other ZOO's, so I guess they could exchange this one. But right now they want to kill it and feed it to the lions.


But the point really is, who gives a farking shiat, some hypocrites that'll happy eat a burger cares about a giraffe because. Why? It's like a cow, with a long neck.
2014-02-08 07:03:59 PM  
1 votes:

haolegirl: dbrunker: I've read that this happens a lot more often than zoo keepers would like the public to be aware of.  It's cruel to prevent female giraffes from reproducing so they let the female have a calf and when it gets old enough they take it out back and shoot it.

It's not cruel to prevent female giraffes from reproducing, at the San Diego zoo their females get DepoPrevara (sp?) shots to keep them from doing what nature intended.

As far as neutering the males, that's also an option, they just replace their family jewels with Neuticles (yes, it's a real thing, go and look).

This is just asinine. If they didn't want the damned thing they shouldn't have allowed it. There are too many ways that this can be controlled.


See, that's where I'm at. I love giraffes, but I'm really trying to be level-headed about this and respect the zookeeper's point about culling (which is a good idea with wild deer, for ex.). However, keeping GIRAFFES in a ZOO isn't like wild deer at all. Keeping any zoo animals isn't like that at all. Unless you have your head up your ass, Mr. Zookeeper, you should be doing "family planning," and I don't mean the rhythm method.

You should've forseen this and taken steps to prevent it. Failing that, take steps to relocate it. Euthanization because, oops, you didn't do your jobs and now have an inconvenient animal is not ethical, moral, or professional.

Have some farking respect for the animals that provide you with a living, arsehole.
2014-02-08 03:48:27 PM  
1 votes:

dbrunker: I've read that this happens a lot more often than zoo keepers would like the public to be aware of.  It's cruel to prevent female giraffes from reproducing so they let the female have a calf and when it gets old enough they take it out back and shoot it.


It's not cruel to prevent female giraffes from reproducing, at the San Diego zoo their females get DepoPrevara (sp?) shots to keep them from doing what nature intended.

As far as neutering the males, that's also an option, they just replace their family jewels with Neuticles (yes, it's a real thing, go and look).

This is just asinine. If they didn't want the damned thing they shouldn't have allowed it. There are too many ways that this can be controlled.
2014-02-08 02:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

Maggie_Luna: Is it not possible to castrate a giraffe like with dogs and horses?


The dogs can't reach and the horses don't eat meat. Why not just use a scalpel?
2014-02-08 01:25:29 PM  
1 votes:
According to the comments in this article, (and we know all article comments are 100% correct) two zoos have already made offers to take him.  I wonder why they won't accept those offers?  Seems like good publicity would be just as valuable as free meat.
2014-02-08 01:04:12 PM  
1 votes:

Maggie_Luna: Is it not possible to castrate a giraffe like with dogs and horses?


This.
Neuter the farking giraffe and call it a day.
2014-02-08 12:55:44 PM  
1 votes:

walktoanarcade: The_Original_Roxtar: walktoanarcade: Aren't giraffes getting kind of rare thanks to a-hole poachers?

I don't believe they can't pull the strings to get that "little guy" a home.

not in the slightest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giraffe
listed as "least concern"

Wow, I love surprise good news. Thanks. :) Still, I am against killing a healthy animal for weak reasons(so don't let it mate).


Some, might say, a fate worse than death,,,
2014-02-08 12:43:39 PM  
1 votes:
giraffes are insincere
2014-02-08 12:36:16 PM  
1 votes:

walktoanarcade: Aren't giraffes getting kind of rare thanks to a-hole poachers?

I don't believe they can't pull the strings to get that "little guy" a home.


A-hole Poachers:  College band name or gay slur?
2014-02-08 12:33:52 PM  
1 votes:
You know who else liked to euthanize things in Europe?
2014-02-08 12:31:36 PM  
1 votes:
FTA:  I bet they could make a fortune if they had a giant barbeque. I'd pay a premium for a giraffe steak.

Man, if the US ever becomes part of the EU, the south of the US is SCREWED.
2014-02-08 12:27:55 PM  
1 votes:
I bet they could make a fortune if they had a giant barbeque. I'd pay a premium for a giraffe steak.
2014-02-08 12:13:03 PM  
1 votes:
Free giraffe
 
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