VIDEO: Action for Marius at Copenhagen Zoo
The public killing of Marius, the 18-month-old giraffe, at Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday, which caused public outcry around the world, prompted PETA Germany to send its own message to the zoo’s managers.
The group projected this enormous message in lights at the entrance to the zoo last night:
Marius’ death should be a wake-up call for anyone who still harbours the illusion that zoos serve any purpose beyond incarcerating intelligent animals for profit. What happened in Copenhagen this weekend shocked the world – but zoos around the world quietly kill “surplus” animals all the time, while the animals that are kept alive are out of place and miserable, denied their freedom and everything that’s natural to them.
Read PETA’s full statement on Marius’ death here.
What You Can Do
The best way to help animals like Marius is to stay away from all zoos, and to help spread the word about the shocking practices that happen in them.