I thought I’d seen everything. I was most desperately mistaken.
Earlier this week, Copenhagen Zoo murdered – yes, I’m hanging my hat on that word – MURDERED perfectly healthy two-year-old giraffe, Marius. And it all happened as the innocent and unsuspecting animal was finishing his favorite breakfast. That’s right, the poor thing was caught unawares, strapped down, shot in the head, skinned, and his remains fed to lions in front of spectators – including children! This weekend, respected former prosecutor and self-described animal lover, Judge Jeanine Pirro spoke directly to the Denmark zoo perps on her Fox News show Justice with Judge Jeanine, saying, “A little known fact from a woman who’s been in law enforcement for 30 years – every serial murderer I know of started out by torturing and killing animals.”
I will not sugarcoat. This is one of the reasons I hate zoos. I am a staunch believer in freedom. Why must we take free and undomesticated animals out of their true natural habitats – the appropriate environments they were born in and roam happily and freely in – only to ship them into captivity? For what? Our amusement? So children can see what they look like in person? I’ve never seen a Bentley in person. Should I capture one so I won’t be deprived?
The zoo, who received myriad offers from zoos around the world to adopt the beloved Marius, as well as money offers of up to $600,000, answered public outrage by saying they were “proud” because they had provided the public with a great way to see a giraffe’s innards. Say what?!
The way I see it, the most barbaric thing here – besides the obvious, of course – is the fact that the zoo executed this stunning animal for no good reason! Why kill a young, healthy giraffe that has been offered multiple homes by people who are begging to care for him and donate hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege? Could it be that they merely enjoy animal executions? Nooooo!
Judge Pirro, in her own words “seething” at this brutal act, added to her statement connecting serial killers with the dismembering of animals, “Let’s hope the kids who saw this stay in Denmark … You should all be ashamed of yourselves.”
Indeed, I thought I’d seen everything. Of course, there’s always tomorrow.