Marius the giraffe is killed & fed to the lions: how can this be the right thing to do?

“Danish zoo kills healthy giraffe and feeds it to the lions”

The headlines are appalling, and the international outcry has been almost as dramatic as if the Danish zoo authorities had fed a human to the lions. Do the protesters have a point, or is the zoo simply being honest about an unfortunate but necessary situation?

The answer to this question highlights a major divide in the broad community of animal lovers: those who are in favour of animal rights, and those who believe in animal welfare.

Read my article over at Vet Help Direct for my understanding of what happened.

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