According to the zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro, Marius was killed by a bolt gun, not a lethal injection because this would contaminate the meat. The zoo management acted this due to the recommendation of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) to avoid inbreeding because of the outnumbering giraffes with similar genes in the organization’s breeding program.
Inbreeding is the reproduction from the mating of pairs who are closely related genetically. May result homozygosity which can increase the chances of offspring being affected by recessive or deleterious traits that may generally leads to a decreased fitness of the population.
EAZA’s members were merely large zoos in European capitals that are animal lovers and also work to conserve global biodiversity to achieve the highest standard of caring and breeding animals.
Marius case is not isolated, thousands of animals were euthanized each year in zoos around the world that promises to take care and protect animals. For some reasons zoo animals were euthanized because of poor health, old age, lack of space or conservation management reasons.
This business is the once I always wanted to go when I was a child, but when my mind has opened up to reality, I’ve realized that it is a business that doesn’t respect life, it isolate and govern life as if they can create and produce it. They created rules of which they are the one benefited by it.
I would personally say to those parents out there, please do not let your children enter any zoo and wildlife parks, including circuses. Instead tell your children that a zoo is a jail wherein innocent lives are convicted for our entertainment for its management’s profit, for businessman who uses the innocent minds of young children. These places will just give you an amusement that came from animal suffering and abuse.
I just hope, one day I will see a world with no life behind bars, humans and animals are equally sharing the same rights and privileges of this world. The right to live peacefully in harmony in their natural habitat.
Animals have feelings, they suffer pain like us, they feel happy like us, they love and care like us, they became parents like us. They live and breathe like us. They need freedom like what we always wanted. But they never ambition things like money and fame like human does.