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(CNN)   Not to be outdone, a different zoo in Denmark is now saying that they too have a baby giraffe that needs whackin'   (cnn.com) divider line 93
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2014-02-13 08:49:13 PM  
Zoo eugenics. Once we get used to it in zoos we will have to get used to it in people. If you have an ugly baby the government will kill it.

Bit by bit it creeps in until it is accepted.
 
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2014-02-13 08:50:40 PM  
I guess they have death panels in Denmark.
 
2014-02-13 08:52:01 PM  
Can't they just neuter it?
 
2014-02-13 09:02:26 PM  
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2014-02-13 09:37:47 PM  
They could make a fortune if they had a high-end chef cook it up and sold tickets.

I wonder if that's illegal?
 
2014-02-13 11:23:35 PM  

Blues_X: Can't they just neuter it?


Ladders tall enough to do the job are banned under EU law for health and safety reasons.
 
2014-02-14 12:16:04 AM  
can't they just exchange it for another giraffe to create more dna diversity? i guess space is limited but having 2 giraffes or 3 seems like a minor issue. also wtf are they breeding them if they already have too many?
 
2014-02-14 12:42:24 AM  
After a necropsy, the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.

That seems... inappropriate.


feckingmorons: Zoo eugenics. Once we get used to it in zoos we will have to get used to it in people. If you have an ugly baby the government will kill it.

Bit by bit it creeps in until it is accepted.


You're just worried because you know you'll be first.
 
2014-02-14 01:13:01 AM  

fusillade762: After a necropsy, the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.

That seems... inappropriate.


The audience was there by choice and the parents gave permission for their children to be there.  I read in some article that in most cases, it was the kids who brought the parents, not the other way around, and that the kids asked some surprisingly good questions.  Bear in mind these are Danish kids, not American snowflakes.  There's a big difference.

Now, the killing of the giraffe, well, I think there probably was a better way to handle the situation.
 
2014-02-14 05:31:25 AM  

Baby giraffe that needs whackin'

Baby giraffe that needs whackin'

Baby giraffe that needs whackin'

 
2014-02-14 05:33:39 AM  
I've had it with these mother farking giraffes in these mother farking zoos.


Enough already.
 
2014-02-14 05:34:43 AM  
I like how they say they can't let them go to private zoos or collectors because they can't guarantee the animals welfare... as opposed to being fed to a lion and all.
 
2014-02-14 05:35:38 AM  

fusillade762: That seems... inappropriate.


It's nature.

Also you can't carry a zoo animal. You gotta slice it up to move it anyway.
 
2014-02-14 05:38:05 AM  

zzrhardy: I like how they say they can't let them go to private zoos or collectors because they can't guarantee the animals welfare... as opposed to being fed to a lion and all.


I suspect very strongly that A: You really can't let them go to a private collector. and B: This information is brought to you by the big cat keepers.
 
2014-02-14 05:40:06 AM  
Marius is such a cute giraffe name I just can't get over it.

I'm not sure what's so entertaining about watching a lion eat dead giraffe parts.

But I change the channel when an animal starts eating another animal on nature shows. It hurts my heart.
 
2014-02-14 05:40:15 AM  
Maybe they just hate the name Marcus. Expecially as this one is a female Marcus.
 
2014-02-14 05:44:53 AM  
Disclaimer, I'm danish.

First of all, what is it with these reporters and absolutely ignoring facts? It's about making a healthy population, they need to remove redundant males to avoid inbreeding, the can't exchange these animals, as it is part of the agreement amongst the breeders, who gets what and when.

Regarding the children, while we do have a go at becoming helicopter parents, we are nowhere near the US; we understand that there is education in watching a giraffe (or any other animal) getting dissected, (back when I was in kindergarden we went and watched a hen get its head chopped off and we pulled the feathers afterwards).

Also, didn't NY just talk about killing off some 2000 swans? Where are the riots? That is our farking national bird! We should be declaring war on the US for that!
 
2014-02-14 05:45:11 AM  
Count me among those who don't understand why they just can't neuter it.  I heard the guy who shot the other giraffe describe how it went down.  They offered Marcus (the giraffe) rye bread.  Marcus loved rye bread, but when Marcus ate the bread this time, blam, right in the head and he's dead.

Upon explaining his death to his relatives zookeepers just kept saying that they were afraid he might fark his sister.

I guess it's good that the lions got some variety in their diets, but think of the money that could be made if it were served to people.  I know I'd pay a premium just to see what giraffe tastes like even though I imagine it's not that great.
 
2014-02-14 05:45:28 AM  
I hve mixed emotions bout this. I am outraged but would like the skin to make a jacket. Is this wrong?
 
2014-02-14 05:45:37 AM  

Blues_X: Can't they just neuter it?


Yeah, and kill a cow instead to feed to the lions.

Because giraffes are more important than cows.

Really, giraffes are so farking important that you should put it through a dangerous procedure, have it take up place from another useful giraffe for the breeding program and feed it for the rest of its life. And of course kill a cow in lieu, because you know, fark cows, and the lions still have to eat.


Did I cover all the "animal lovers" points correct?
 
2014-02-14 05:46:15 AM  
"...coincidentally, also named Marius..."

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2014-02-14 05:47:34 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENnNNVOEDZ4

Channel 4 grills the chief of Copenhagens ZOO on the giraffe, and comes of looking like the same total morons as everyone else that are outraged about this giraffe thing.
 
2014-02-14 05:47:38 AM  

Blues_X: Can't they just neuter it?


Google turns this article up: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/why-copenhagen-zoo-kille d -marius-giraffe that states the mother could have been given contraceptives, preventing Marius. But, neutering him would have required sedation, and giraffes falling tend to break their necks and would need to get put down anyway. So...another case for birth control?
 
2014-02-14 05:47:46 AM  

mrswood: I'm not sure what's so entertaining about watching a lion eat dead giraffe parts.



Cats are carnivores. Not much you can do.


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2014-02-14 05:50:26 AM  
What I find wrong with this whole fiasco is your can't kill animals you name. This is a giraffe that is part of human society, and signed the pact as part of civilization that he gets to not live without the threat of steak.

It's not like Denmark is knee deep in giraffes, and he could not be found a good home. I wonder if you could even get away with this in the US. We may toss the Constitution under the bus for "enemy combatants" but a giraffe would have a team of lawyers and due process in the USA because farking giraffes.
 
2014-02-14 05:51:17 AM  

gfid: Count me among those who don't understand why they just can't neuter it.  I heard the guy who shot the other giraffe describe how it went down.  They offered Marcus (the giraffe) rye bread.  Marcus loved rye bread, but when Marcus ate the bread this time, blam, right in the head and he's dead.

Upon explaining his death to his relatives zookeepers just kept saying that they were afraid he might fark his sister.


Still a better love story than Twilight
 
2014-02-14 05:51:49 AM  

gfid: Count me among those who don't understand why they just can't neuter it.


Well, a eunuch giraffe is useless to the breeding program. (Europeans still love Eugenics. Why do you think there's so many different dog breeds?)

They also eat a LOT of food. Giraffes are bigger than a horse. That's room and board that could be going to a viable breeding giraffe.

But secretly, I'd bet they just wanted to feed the lions some giraffe meat.
 
GCD
2014-02-14 05:54:06 AM  
*DING* Giraffe is done *DING* Giraffe is done.

Do you want an apple pie with that?
 
2014-02-14 05:58:24 AM  
Baby giraffes are the new baby seals. The world can only stand so much cuteness.  When you hear someone say  " Oh that is sooooo cute" subconsciously they really want to kill it.
 
2014-02-14 05:58:33 AM  

NickelP: can't they just exchange it for another giraffe to create more dna diversity? i guess space is limited but having 2 giraffes or 3 seems like a minor issue. also wtf are they breeding them if they already have too many?


They do exchange giraffes to create more DNA diversity. Those giraffes are selected for the best diversity, this one is considered less optimal, ie. more inbreed.

They're not breeding giraffes. They're not pandas. If you leave male and female giraffes around each other, they'll breed by themselves.
 
2014-02-14 06:05:56 AM  
Kill millions of livestock for food, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little giraffe will die, well then everyone loses their minds!
 
2014-02-14 06:07:38 AM  

fusillade762: After a necropsy, the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.


That seems... inappropriate.



Would it also be inappropriate for children to watch their mothers cooking, or feeding a pet cat?
 
2014-02-14 06:09:16 AM  

xria: <strong><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8142139/89268276#c89268276" target="_blank">fusillade762</a>:</strong> <em>After a necropsy, the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.


That seems... inappropriate.</em>


Would it also be inappropriate for children to watch their mothers cooking, or feeding a pet cat?


cooking a pet cat is frowned upon.
 
2014-02-14 06:10:23 AM  

HairyNevus: Blues_X: Can't they just neuter it?

Google turns this article up: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/why-copenhagen-zoo-kille d -marius-giraffe that states the mother could have been given contraceptives, preventing Marius. But, neutering him would have required sedation, and giraffes falling tend to break their necks and would need to get put down anyway. So...another case for birth control?


I dunno, if they had been really motivated, couldn't they have put a sling under him and held it up by a crane to do the procedure and then release him when the sedation had worn off? It seems like for whatever reason they didn't want to bother too much, which is odd because you'd think more giraffes = better attraction.
 
2014-02-14 06:11:24 AM  

NickelP: can't they just exchange it for another giraffe to create more dna diversity? i guess space is limited but having 2 giraffes or 3 seems like a minor issue. also wtf are they breeding them if they already have too many?


Because by modern ethical standards they haven't been able to acquire a giraffe in 50 years or so.

Therefore the entire giraffe population in the zoo world (the public, ethically run ones anyway) are from the same limited gene pool.

They won't castrate them because of rea$on$.
 
2014-02-14 06:11:33 AM  

splab: Disclaimer, I'm danish.

First of all, what is it with these reporters and absolutely ignoring facts? It's about making a healthy population, they need to remove redundant males to avoid inbreeding, the can't exchange these animals, as it is part of the agreement amongst the breeders, who gets what and when.

Regarding the children, while we do have a go at becoming helicopter parents, we are nowhere near the US; we understand that there is education in watching a giraffe (or any other animal) getting dissected, (back when I was in kindergarden we went and watched a hen get its head chopped off and we pulled the feathers afterwards).

Also, didn't NY just talk about killing off some 2000 swans? Where are the riots? That is our farking national bird! We should be declaring war on the US for that!


Swans are kinda mean while baby giraffes are cute. Cute will always cause outrage.
 
2014-02-14 06:15:44 AM  

JoieD'Zen: I hve mixed emotions bout this. I am outraged but would like the skin to make a jacket. Is this wrong?


That depends... Are you a recently divorced 40 year old woman?

You may also be a twenty something with a penchant for coccaine and penis. Gender barrier gone on that one.
 
2014-02-14 06:25:40 AM  
( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )
 
2014-02-14 06:41:00 AM  

MagicMissile: ( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )


They could. For the same resources wasted on that they could just give that money to Red Cross.

Oh, and kill a less important cow. Because cows are not important animals like giraffes.
 
2014-02-14 06:41:43 AM  

MagicMissile: ( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )


That might make too much sense.  I know sometimes animals born in captivity are not released into the wild because they haven't learned to fend for themselves, but the giraffe probably can raise its head and chew a few leaves.

Yeah, I'm sure it's expensive to own a giraffe.  I bet a kickstarter project to send the giraffe back to Africa would have earned more than enough to cover expenses.
 
GCD
2014-02-14 06:50:49 AM  

MagicMissile: ( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )


Awesome idea. Then the lions, tigers and leopards in the wild would have hunted it down and killed it.

/Probably could have marketed it as a PPV with side bets on how long it would have lasted in the wild though
 
2014-02-14 06:56:57 AM  

gfid: MagicMissile: ( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )

That might make too much sense.  I know sometimes animals born in captivity are not released into the wild because they haven't learned to fend for themselves, but the giraffe probably can raise its head and chew a few leaves.

Yeah, I'm sure it's expensive to own a giraffe.  I bet a kickstarter project to send the giraffe back to Africa would have earned more than enough to cover expenses.


Why don't you start one then?

It hasn't been offed yet.

Though you probably need to work out how much it would actually cost.

From Wiki it seems they're not really heard animals, so yeah, if you want to spend a ton of money on sending a giraffe to Africa, vs., something useful. Knock yourself out.
 
2014-02-14 06:57:44 AM  
If they want to "out do" the other zoo, they'll need to step up their game a bit by putting the baby giraffe in while its alive. How boring is watching a lion rip apart an already dead hunk of meat.

And what are the odds of both these giraffes being named Marius? What is so giraffey about that name. And why can't they give the giraffes to some eccentric, Russian billionaire who will make them the mascots of the Sochi Olympics?
 
2014-02-14 06:59:26 AM  
There's some disturbing pics of this incident on google images, if you're into that.
 
2014-02-14 07:03:26 AM  

Radak: fusillade762: After a necropsy, the giraffe was dismembered in front of an audience that included children and fed to the zoo's lions, tigers and leopards.

That seems... inappropriate.

The audience was there by choice and the parents gave permission for their children to be there.  I read in some article that in most cases, it was the kids who brought the parents, not the other way around, and that the kids asked some surprisingly good questions.  Bear in mind these are Danish kids, not American snowflakes.  There's a big difference.

Now, the killing of the giraffe, well, I think there probably was a better way to handle the situation.


I got it.

Alright! I'm going to need a hammer and a tall ladder. If you can't find the ladder, just bring me a chain saw.
 
2014-02-14 07:22:56 AM  
Witness99:  And why can't they give the giraffes to some eccentric, Russian billionaire who will make them the mascots of the Sochi Olympics?

Well, that part I can actually give a true, though somewhat boring explaination for: Recently, a local zoo (as in a small one with no lions and other super exotics, but slightly bigger than a petting zoo) was circling the bankruptcy drain and had started looking for other zoos that would be able to take in some of their animals. They received a lot calls from private citizens who wanted to adopt a parrot or some other animal. They're not legally allowed to do that, as zoo animals have a special status that means it's either another zoo, or being put down, they can't be transfered to private ownership.
 
2014-02-14 07:33:10 AM  
Why do they even have him? His giraffe species is thriving in Africa. Its almost like Zoo's aren't wildlife preserves.
 
2014-02-14 07:34:54 AM  

dangelder: Baby giraffe that needs whackin'


Strangest masturbation euphemism I've heard in a while...
 
2014-02-14 07:42:57 AM  

spawn73: MagicMissile: ( maybe they could just take it back to Africa or wherever its from, and let it go? )

They could. For the same resources wasted on that they could just give that money to Red Cross.

Oh, and kill a less important cow. Because cows are not important animals like giraffes.


Dude, no matter how much you white-knight, Bessie ain't gonna sleep with you.
 
2014-02-14 07:56:42 AM  

Blues_X: Can't they just neuter it?


Why neuter it?  They have limited space, they have an overpopulation of giraffes, and they could use the meat for the carnivorous animals. 

Also, WGAS what a zoo wants to do with its giraffe.  They're biologists and zoologists, they know what they're doing.  No one complains when pigs are killed for food, why do so many people get in an uproar over a giraffe?  Is it because they're not native to your country?
 
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