FULLY UNACCEPTABLE !

 

WE HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT ZOOS WERE SAFE PLACES FOR ANIMALS, BECAUSE ACTUALLY, THEY HAVE BEEN SAFE LOCATIONS FOR ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS UNTIL RECENTLY. HOWEVER, NOWADAYS MOST ZOOS IN EUROPE ARE CARRYING OUT HORRIBLE MASSACRES AMID BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY ANIMALS. THESE ABOMINABLE PRACTICES ARE PERFORMED BECAUSE THEY SAY THAT THERE ARE SOME ANIMALS WHO ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN OTHERS. THEY CONSIDER SOME ANIMALS MORE VALUABLE THAN OTHERS BECAUSE OF THE RARE, DIFFERENT GENES THEY POSSESS.

WE, CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, CONSIDER ALL GIRAFFES, LIONS, BEARS, TIGERS, ZEBRAS, ETC. VALUABLE. WE, LIKE ALL OUR ANCESTORS, LIKE THE GREEKS, WHO WERE GREAT INTELLECTUALS, DO NOT CARRY OUT SUCH SEGREGATIONS AMONG ANIMALS.

FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS ANIMALS THEMSELVES HAVE ENSURED HEALTHY POPULATIONS. ANIMALS HAVE DONE WITHOUT GENETIC PROGRAMS, AND REALITY SHOWS HOW THE DIFFERENT SPECIES HAVE SURVIVED THROUGHOUT SO MUCH TIME.

MARIUS, AN EIGHTEEN-MONTH-OLD GIRAFFE, WAS ONE UNFORTUNATE ANIMAL AMONG THE VERY MANY, WHO WAS EXECUTED ON FEBRUARY 9TH, 2014 FOR NO REASON. THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ORDERED TO KILL HIM SAY THEY KILLED MARIUS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH SPACE, AND BECAUSE MARIUS’S GENES WERE ALREADY WELL REPRESENTED. 

FIRST OF ALL, IF IT HAD BEEN A MATTER OF SPACE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THERE WERE OFFERS BY ZOOS AND BILLIONAIRES TO TAKE MARIUS INTO THEIR MANSIONS AND LIVE HAPPILY, BUT THE ZOO DIRECTOR REJECTED THE OFFERS AND PREFERRED KILLING MARIUS  TO SAVING HIS LIFE. THE FOLLOWING QUOTES FROM SKY NEWS UK ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014 ILLUSTRATE WHAT IT HAS JUST BEEN POINTED OUT:

THE EXPRESSEN DAILY REPORTED THAT A SWEDISH ZOO,WHICH IS NOT EAZA-AFFILIATED, TRIED TO GET MARIUS TRANSFERRED THERE”.

“A DANISH PROMOTER LIVING IN LOS ANGELES WAS QUOTED AS SAYING HE HAD FOUND A BUYER FOR HIM”.THE PROMOTER´S NAME WAS CLAUS HJELMBAK AND TOLD THE EKSTRABLADET NEWSPAPER  (DANISH ONE ) WHAT COMES NEXT:

– “ THEY TURNED DOWN ADOPTION OFFERS FROM OTHER ZOOS, AS WELL AS A BID OF 500,000 EUROS, OR $ 682,000 FROM AN INDIVIDUAL, WHO WAS WILLING TO TAKE MARIUS IN “.

– “ ONE OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS, A BILLIONAIRE, SAID THAT HE WANTED TO TRANSFER A FEW MILLION SO WE COULD SAVE THE GIRAFFE “.

– “ HE COULD EASILY HAVE LIVED IN HIS GARDEN IN BEVERLY HILLS, BUT THE ZOO DIRECTOR WAS NOT INTERESTED IN A SALE. I´M ANGRY “.

THE QUOTES BELOW ARE FROM THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014 :

– “ SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR BENGT HOLST SAID COPENHAGEN ZOO TURNED DOWN AN OFFER FROM YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK IN BRITAIN, WHICH IS A MEMBER OF EAZA, BECAUSE MARIUS´S OLDER BROTHER LIVES THERE, AND THE PARK´S SPACE COULD BE BETTER USED BY A “ GENETICALLY MORE VALUABLE GIRAFFE “ ” .

– “ YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK SAID IT CALLED COPENHAGEN ZOO ON SATURDAY WITH A LAST-MINUTE OFFER TO HOUSE MARIUS IN A NEW GIRAFFE HOUSE WITH ROOM FOR AN EXTRA MALE “.

– “ COPENHAGEN ZOO ALSO TURNED DOWN AN OFFER FROM A ZOO IN NORTHERN SWEDEN, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT AN EAZA MEMBER AND DID NOT WANT TO COMPLY WITH THE SAME HIGH STANDARDS, HOLST SAID”.

AS TO GENETIC PROGRAMS APPLIED TO ANIMALS WE CAN AFFIRM THAT ANIMALS DO NOT NEED TO BE KILLED BECAUSE THEIR GENES ARE NOT INTERESTING, THEY ARE OLD OR BECAUSE ZOOS DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH SPACE. WE ALL KNOW THESE ARE JUST EXCUSES.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO FAKE THEIR LOVE FOR THE JOB THEY HAVE. THEY FAKE IT SPECIALLY WHEN THEY DISPLAY CARING WORDS VERBALLY. NEVERTHELESS, WHEN IT COMES TO PRACTISING WHAT THEY PREACH, CONTRADICTIONS HELP US FIGURE THEM OUT. UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH MARIUS. THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE CARE OF HIM UNTIL THE VERY LAST MINUTE OF HIS LIFE WERE THE ONES THAT EXECUTED HIM.

THE MAN WHO SHOT MARIUS RIGHT IN THE BRAIN WAS PROBABLY SCARED TO LOSE HIS JOB AND THAT IS WHY HE OBEYED ORDERS TO KILL THIS YOUNG GIRAFFE. HIS FACE SHOWED CONFUSION. THE PEOPLE AND THE CHILDREN THERE WERE APPALLED AT THE KILLING. NOONE EXPECTS TO HAVE TO SEE AN EXECUTION OF A HEALTHY ANIMAL IN A ZOO. THE ZOO STAFF TOGETHER WITH THE ZOO SPOKESMAN TOBIAS STENBAEK BRO WERE PROBABLY ALSO AFRAID TO BE FIRED SO THEY DID WHAT THEY WERE ORDERED TO, THAT IS, SLAUGHTER A LIVELY GIRAFFE IN FRONT OF A CROWD.

THE REASON WHY THE EXECUTION OF MARIUS WAS CARRIED OUT IN FRONT OF A CROWD WAS BECAUSE THEY WANTED ALL OF US TO THINK IT WAS ALL NORMAL. THEY WANTED TO JUSTIFY IT SOMEHOW. THEY KNEW SOONER THAN LATER THESE EXECUTIONS WOULD HIT THE MEDIA. CONSEQUENTLY, THEIR MANOEUVRE WAS TO GET AHEAD OF THE MEDIA TO MAKE IT SEEM RIGHT. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE ALL KNOW THAT IS A CRUEL MANOEUVRE, WHICH GOES AGAINST LIFE GOOD PRACTICES. GOD HIMSELF ASKED NOAH TO SAVE A PAIR OF EACH SPECIES IN HIS ARK, MAKING IT CLEAR FOR US THAT ANIMALS ARE SACRED.

THESE QUOTES DOWN HERE ARE FROM THE MIRROR ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014:

– “ A FURIOUS BRITISH ANIMAL LOVER TWEETED TO COPENHAGEN ZOO. “SHAME ON YOU, AND FOR GIVING CHILDREN FRONT-ROW SEATS AT THE AUTOPSY ” “.

– “ ANOTHER CALLED FOR A BOYCOTT OF THE ZOO, ADDING: “ NOT ONLY DID THEY PUT DOWN A HEALTHY ANIMAL,THEY TURN IT INTO A SPECTACLE? CONFUSED””.

LOTS OF CRITICISM FROM THE ANIMAL PROTECTION GROUPS HAS BEEN HEARD. SOME OF THESE GROUPS ARE: DENMARK´S ORGANISATION AGAINST THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS, ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN AND BRITISH-BASED CAPTIVE ANIMALS PROTECTION SOCIETY. ALL OF THESE “ CAME OUT TO SAVE MARIUS FROM “ DEATH ROW ”  IN FEBRUARY ” (THE INDEPENDENT, TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014 ).

“ MORE THAN 33,000 PEOPLE SIGNED VARIOUS “ SAVE MARIUS ”  PETITIONS “(THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD FEBRUARY 10 2014 ), YET NEITHER THE SIGNATURES NOR THE VARIOUS ADOPTION OFFERS MANAGED TO KEEP MARIUS ALIVE.

“ THE ZOO SAID IT HAD NO CHOICE OTHER THAN TO PREVENT THE ANIMAL FROM ATTAINING ADULTHOOD, STATING THE CASTRATION WAS CONSIDERED CRUEL WITH “ UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS ”  AND THERE WAS NO PROGRAM TO RELEASE GIRAFFES INTO THE WILD ” .

IN THIS QUOTE THE ZOO IS GIVING US ONE MORE EXCUSE MAKING US BELIEVE THAT ADULTHOOD IS NOT GOOD, WHEREAS ADULTHOOD IS SYNONYMOUS WITH RICHNESS AND EXPERIENCE. SAD BUT TRUE: THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIKE THEIR PETS ONLY WHILE THEY ARE BABIES. THEY STOP FANCYING THEM ONCE THEY GROW UP. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO BE TACKLED RIGHT AT PRIMARY SCHOOL AND AT HOME FROM AN EARLY AGE TO PREVENT LIFE BAD PRACTICES. THIS IS AN ERRONEOUS WORLWIDE ASSUMPTION. ELDERLY PEOPLE AS WELL AS OLD ANIMALS ARE NOT VALUED AS THEY SHOULD BE. THEY ARE THE GENERATION THAT HAS WORKED REALLLY HARD, AND THEY ARE A TREASURE OF KNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE TO VALUE AND, WE NEED TO OPEN UP HUMBLY TO THEM TO NOURISH OUR BRAINS. PRIMARY EDUCATION SHOULD START URGENTLY TO TALK ABOUT THE RELEVANCE OF ELDERLY PEOPLE AND OLD ANIMALS TO STOP THIS RECURRING MISCONCEPTION THAT AFFECTS HUMAN BEINGS AND ALL ANIMALS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. ONCE TEACHERS AND PARENTS GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY, NECESSARY, NEW CHANGES WILL START TAKING PLACE. ONE OF THESE BIG CHANGES WILL BE THAT NEITHER THE ELDERLY NOR PETS WILL BE ABANDONED, JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE OLD.

“ ONE GROUP, ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN, URGED PEOPLE TO STOP VISITING ZOOS AS A PROTEST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTED. THE ORGANIZATION SAID IN A STATEMENT WHAT FOLLOWS:

IT IS NO SECRET THAT ANIMALS ARE KILLED WHEN THERE IS NO LONGER SPACE, OR IF THE ANIMALS DO NOT HAVE GENES THAT ARE INTERESTING ENOUGH” “(THE NEW YORK TIMES ) .

THE FOLLOWING QUOTE IS FROM SKY NEWS UK ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014. SPOKESMAN STENBACK BRO SAID THIS: “ I¨M ACTUALLY PROUD BECAUSE I THINK WE HAVE GIVEN CHILDREN A HUGE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ANATOMY OF A GIRAFFE THAT THEY WOULDN´T HAVE HAD FROM WATCHING A GIRAFFE IN A PHOTO ” .

OBVIOUSLY ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN IS TOTALLY RIGHT WHEN THEY URGE US TO QUIT VISITING ZOOS. EVERY YEAR 5,000 ANIMALS ARE EXECUTED IN ZOOS. THIS FIGURE SHOULD MAKE US ALL STOP FOR A MINUTE AND ASK OURSELVES WHY A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SOCIETY ALLOWS PREDATORS CARRY OUT SUCH EXECUTIONS.

LOOKING AT THE PHOTOS OF THE LIONS IN THE ZOO, RIGHT AFTER MARIUS WAS EXECUTED, WE REALIZE THE LIONS WERE DISAPPOINTED. MARIUS WAS SOCIABLE AND GOT ON WITH ALL ANIMALS IN THE ZOO. THAT IS WHY AFTER THE LIONS WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE KILLING, THE LIONS GOT REALLY ANGRY AT THE STAFF. THE SLAUGHTER BLEW THEIR TOP AND THE LIONS GOT SO FURIOUS THAT THE ZOO MANAGER DECIDED TO KILL THEM. THERE WAS NO REASON ONCE AGAIN TO EXECUTE BEAUTIFUL LION CUBS AND A PAIR OF LIONS. OUR FRIENDS, OUR ANIMALS DO NOT DESERVE TO BE EXECUTED JUST BECAUSE THE DANISH GOVERNMENT SPENDS TOO MUCH ON PERKS AND  FAR TOO EXPENSIVE CARS, AND BECAUSE THEY DO NOT GIVE DANISH ZOOS ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY THE AMOUNT OF FOOD ALL THE ANIMALS NEED TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY.

THE QUOTES DOWN BELOW ARE FROM THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ON FEBRUARY 10TH, 2014 :

” HOWEVER, THE ORGANIZATION ANIMAL RIGHTS SWEDEN SAID THE CASE HIGHLIGHTS WHAT IT BELIEVES ZOOS DO TO ANIMALS REGULARLY”.

“ WHEN THE CUTE ANIMAL BABIES THAT ATTRACT VISITORS GROW UP, THEY ARE NOT AS INTERESTING ANY MORE” IT SAID”.

ELISA ALLEN, SPOKESWOMAN FOR PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN BRITAIN, SAID MARIUS´S CASE SHOULD SERVE AS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR EVERYONE WHO “STILL HARBOURS THE ILLUSION THAT ZOOS SERVE ANY PURPOSE BEYOND UNCARCERATING INTELLIGENT ANIMALS FOR PROFIT ” ” . SHE SAID IN A STATEMENT:

“GIRAFFES RARELY DIE OF OLD AGE IN CAPTIVITY, AND HAD MARIUS NOT BEEN EUTHANISED TODAY, HE WOULD HAVE LIVED OUT HIS SHORT LIFE AS A LIVING EXHIBIT, STRANDED IN A COLD CLIMATE, THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY FROM HIS TRUE HOME ” .

THIS LAST QUOTE IS FROM THE INDEPENDENT ON MARCH 25TH, 2014:

“COPENHAGEN ZOO THAT KILLED MARIUS THE GIRAFFE KILLS ONCE AGAIN FOUR HEALTHY LIONS, A PAIR OF ADULT LIONS AND TWO CUBS ONE MONTH AFTER SHOOTING MARIUS IN THE HEAD ” .

HAVING REACHED THIS POINT WE ALL AGREE WITH ELISA ALLEN, SPOKESWOMAN FOR PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN BRITAIN, WHEN SHE SAYS THAT ZOOS ONLY SERVE TO INCARCERATE INTELLIGENT ANIMALS FOR PROFIT. LET US ADD THAT THE DANISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD STOP THESE BAD PRACTICES PERFORMED IN ZOOS, BUT STARTING TODAY ONWARDS, AND MAKE IT CLEAR TO ZOOS THAT MONEY WILL BE GRANTED TO ZOOS ON CONDITION NOT ONE SINGLE ANIMAL IS EXECUTED AGAIN, AND THAT ALL ANIMALS, NO MATTER HOW OLD THEY ARE, ARE TAKEN CARE TO THE VERY LAST DAY OF THEIR LIVES. THIS GOES WITHOUT SAYING BUT, THIS ZOO POLICY SHOULD BE ON PAPER, SO THAT ALL ZOO ANIMALS LIVES ARE PROTECTED.

OUR WORLD, OUR SOCIETY, WE OURSELVES, NEED PEOPLE WITH ETHICAL PRINCIPLES. ENTREPRENEURS WILL ONLY KNOW WHICH CANDIDATES POSSESS THESE VIRTUES, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, IF THEY LOOK INTO EACH INDIVIDUAL´S LIFE, NOT JUST BY SOPHISTICATED TESTS. NOWADAYS, THERE ARE NOT TWO WAYS ABOUT IT. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO TRY TO FOOL ANYONE JUST FOR THE MONEY THAT THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT LYING IN AN INTERVIEW, AND SAY THEY LOVE ANIMALS, WHEN THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS OUR MAMMAL COMPANIONS DO NOT MEAN A THING TO THEM. THAT IS THE CASE OF MARIUS, THE CUBS AND THE LIONS. THE AUTHORITIES WHO WERE SUPPOSED TO SAVE THEM KILLED THEM.THEY TRIED TO TAKE US TO THE CLEANER´S  MAKING US BUY THIS IS THE NAME OF THE GAME. THEY IGNORED WE RESPECT YOUNG AND OLD, WITH SPECIAL CARE FOR THE OLD ONES, AND THAT THE NAME OF THE GAME IS “ RESPECT ALL MAMMALS ” .ONLY INDIVIDUALS DRIVEN BY MORAL GUIDELINES, NOT WILLING TO ACCEPT ANY BRIBES WHATSOEVER, WILL HELP COMPANIES GROW, WILL SET AN EXAMPLE FOR THE REST, AND THEREFORE REFURBISH THE WORLD IN THE LONG RUN.

EVERYDAY WE ARE BEING MANIPULATED BY ADS TELLING US THAT WE SHOULD KEEP YOUNG, MAKING US BELIEVE OLD PEOPLE DO NOT COUNT. THESE SCAM TECHNIQUES TO SELL US A SPECIFIC PRODUCT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRUTH. WE ALL HAVE TO MUSTER THE COURAGE TO DEFEND LIFE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE. LET US SHOOT FOR VALUING OLD PEOPLE, OLD ANIMALS, OLD BUILDINGS, AND OLD SAYINGS, AMONG MANY OTHERS. BY CARING FOR OLD PEOPLE AND ANIMALS RIGHT FROM AN EARLY AGE BOTH AT SCHOOL AND AT HOME WE WILL BE HAVING THE BEST EDUCATION AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO AVOID EXECUTIONS LIKE MARIUS´S, AND THE LIONS´ FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.

NONE OF US CAN HAVE RESPECT FOR THE DANISH GOVERNMENT OR FOR ANY OF THE EAZA ZOOS THAT EXECUTE ANIMALS. WE DO NOT WANT SCIENTISTS FOR THIS, WE DO NOT WANT GENETIC RESEARCH FOR THIS AND WE DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT ANY ZOOS CARRYING OUT EXECUTIONS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

TODAY IT IS KEY TO GET TO KNOW EACH INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTS TO WORK IN THE SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRY. GOVERNMENTS AND ENTREPRENEURS NEED TO FEEL THE URGE TO REQUIRE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF EACH PERSON WHO WANTS TO ENTER THIS INDUSTRY. THIS IMPLIES TO REALLY KNOW WHAT EACH ONE IS LIKE, BY OTHER MEANS OTHER THAN TESTS, WHICH CAN RESULT IN A FIASCO, BECAUSE THE PERSON´S ANSWERS COULD BE FAR FROM TRUE. IF COMPANIES CONTINUE USING THE SAME KIND OF SELECTIVE STRATEGIES THEY WILL NOT BE HIRING THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE. IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEY WILL HIRE SCIENTISTS WITH NO VALUES, AND THEREFORE WE WILL BE ALL IN DANGER SOMEHOW. A RECOMMENDED 2014 FILM THAT EXEMPLIFIES THIS HUGE DANGER IS THE MAZE RUNNER BY WES BALL.

I AM A MAMMAL, YOU ARE ANOTHER ONE, WE ARE ALL MAMMALS WITH DIFFERENT SKILLS, TRYING TO LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER IN HOPES OF PRESERVING WHAT IS SACRED: L I F E. I FALL DOWN ON MY KNEES WHEN I LOOK AT THE PHOTOS OF MARIUS´S, THE CUBS´ AND THE LIONS´ EYES. LET US JOIN ALTOGETHER FROM EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND PULL OUR WEIGHT TO OPENLY SHOW OUR DISCONTENT WITH THE KILLINGS OF MARIUS AND THE LIONS, BEING WILLING TO SETTLE THIS ISSUE AND FIGHT SCIENTISTS AND GOVERNMENTS, WHENEVER AND WHEREVER, IF ANOTHER EXECUTION IN ANY OTHER ZOO OCCURS.