Zoologists and most Danes in general are adamant that dissections are important - they say they are for educational purposes and not entertainment. They've done it before and they'll do it again.
The storm of protest that rained down on Copenhagen Zoo following the killing and butchery of Marius, a healthy young giraffe, did not discourage its officials from announcing a few weeks later that a pride of lions - maybe even the ones to whom Marius was publicly fed - had similarly been killed...
The Denmark zoo that drew international condemnation for putting down Marius the healthy giraffe has now killed four lions
As a humanitarian and an advocate for animal rights, I was saddened by the news that Copenhagen zoo finally carried out their plan to end the life of Marius the giraffe last Sunday, especially as an awful lot of people around the world had asked them so nicely not to.
UPDATE: Second Giraffe Called Marius At Another Danish Zoo Faces Being Put Down Marius the giraffe has been skinned in front
A zoo has put down a giraffe deemed surplus to requirements - and will feed its carcass to the lions, according to reports