Jan Holbrook and I will be taking a trip to our local zoo to gather signatures on a paper petition as I think some people are deterred from signing this because the have to leave their details on the internet. It will also be an opportunity to inform zoo visitors of what their zoo supports (The zoo we are visiting is a member of EAZA) If anyone else wants a paper petition please let me know.
Update #2 March 6, 2014
You can let Denmark know how you feel about their animal welfare laws by boycotting the Eurovision Song Contest and signing this petition
Please remember that although Denmark seems to have horrific outdated laws on animal welfare Not everyone in Denmark agrees with them. It is because of the Danish activists that we became aware of this problem.
One of the people who signed the petition incorrectly used my name as being part of the zoo I can assure you that I would never play any part in killing any animal as I believe this world is a better place because they are here.
About this Petition
Despite numerous offers from zoos around the world Copenhagan zoo slaughtered Marius the Giraffe, this was a needless cruel and barbaric act.
Copenhagan zoo are guilty of animal cruelty. They allowed the risk to the female giraffe giving birth to the calf, knowing the calf would be 'surplus'.
They used the baby calf to draw in visitors then slaughtered it.
This place should not be allowed to operate they use their animals as a comodity with little regard for their health or wellbeing.
If they can display such cruelty in the face of the public, one must ask what does Copenhagen zoo do to the animals behind closed doors?
The more successful this petition the more it will send out a warning to all zoos and to the EAZA that decent people will no longer tolerate animal abuse. If everyone who signs the petition gets just 2 more people to sign it then it will have a greater impact.
The Aims of the petition are:
To have Copenhagen Zoo placed under new administration and Bengt Holst removed from post with immediate effect.
To have Copenhagen Zoo placed on a phased closure to allow the animals to be relocated safely.
To have Copenhagen Zoo's breeding program brought to an end immediately.
That Copenhagen Zoo not be permitted to acquire any new animals with immediate effect.
That EAZA must review their 'standards' and policies to include:
No healthy animal should be slaughtered
No zoo should breed 'surplus animals'
No zoo should keep any animal in captivity unnecessarily.
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