|If this is what you think of when you |
hear the word danish, and you like it
that way, please stop reading now.
Weirder still is that they performed the necropsy in front of school children. Oh yes. Visitors, including school kids, were invited to watch. But don't worry animal fans, the giraffe was then skinned, cut up and fed to the zoo's lions. If you just muttered 'Holy shit, what is up with Denmark?' to yourself, you're not alone.
|Because if you don't teach your kids about giraffe |
innards, they're just going to pick it up on the streets.
|The lions, however, were totally on board.|
How come? Is the place run by deranged, inhuman butchers whose insane lust for the blood of adorable animals is matched only by their insatiable thirst for the tears of children? Probably not, but some crazy people seems to think so. Some of the zoo's staff have been receiving death threats.
|In this case, the death threats seem a little self-defeating.|
|Sure she's smiling, but on the inside|
this scientist is thinking about how she's
wasted her life on goddamn giraffes.
Check out the interview with Bengt Holst, the zoo's director of Research and Conservation. He explains that the other options weren't really options. Some of the zoos that offered to take Marius weren't up to snuff, and nobody wanted him to end up in a circus.
|Sweet Jesus, I wouldn't wish the circus on anybody.|
|Don't worry kids, your parents|
are just copulating. It's a natural thing.
As for the necropsy being performed in front of children, Holst defended the move explaining that death is a part of life and we shouldn't shield children from it:
"...we shouldn't show the Disney World, we should show the real thing."
Future host of TLC's Murder Zoo
Look, I'm not saying that I support giraffe murder. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I'm against it. What I am suggesting that maybe we should all just take a breath, stop emailing death threats and accept that sometimes things are more complicated than 'Holy shit, what is up with Denmark?'
|Dude, you shot a giraffe and then fed it to lions in front of kids.|
Yes, it was for science, but CNN isn't exactly known for understanding nuance.