Honorable Sir or Madam,
We respectfully ask that you deny the request by the zoo in Copenhagen to house your giant pandas. The zoo has demonstrated its deep disrespect for the lives of healthy animals by killing them. Marius, an 18 months - old giraffe, was torn from his zoo family and shot in the head while children visiting the zoo looked on.
Marius's body was immediately cut into pieces and fed to the lions. The children also saw this. People from all over the world criticized the zoo. The zoo responded by slaughtering four lions, including two cubs.
This zoo is an evil place. Other zoos wanted to take the giraffe Marius and a person was willing to pay for his food and travel.
Giant pandas are the treasure of the Middle Kingdom. Because of all the evil at that zoo, the endangered bears would be fearful all the time wondering if they will be killed next. They will not be able to escape from the evil atmosphere of the zoo. Please do not send your national symbol into this horrible environment.
Elke Hutto and Members of Care2