Danes defend Copenhagen zoo's killing and feeding of young giraffe to lions
Published on Feb 10, 2014 8:31 PM
COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Many Danes on Monday defended the killing of a healthy but inbred giraffe at Copenhagen's zoo that triggered outrage after it chopped up and fed to lions in front of visitors.
Copenhagen Zoo staff received death threats after the killing on Sunday of the 18-month-old animal, named Marius, which shocked animal lovers around the world.
Thousands signed an online petition to save him, with a billionaire even offering to buy him and keep him in her Beverly Hills garden.
But in Denmark, a nation with many farms, an overwhelming majority of social media users felt the global outcry was a sign of hypocrisy and political correctness.
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