At the end of the day ….


~~February 11, 2014~~

Be silent and listen … Spirit will guide you!!

NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE & DRUMS SACRED SPIRIT

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BEAUTIFUL NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE AND DRUMS …. AWESOME!

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We ALL are connected to SPIRIT!!

We ALL are ONE!!

DENMARK ….. Acts against Nature!!


~~February 11, 2014~~

A graphic illustration showing violent acts against Nature

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Above …. the killing of the Calderon dolphins as a rite of passage ….

WARNING!!!! VERY GRAPHIC ….. DO NOT LOOK IF YOU ARE TOO SENSITIVE!!!

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~~January 24, 2014~~

Denmark’s Faroe Islands Continue Dolphin Slaughter

Every year around 2,000 dolphins & whales are driven ashore and cruelly slaughtered in the Faroe Islands, mid-way between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. For centuries the Faroe Islanders have hunted pilot whales, driving entire schools into killing bays, where they are speared or gaffed from boats, dragged ashore and butchered with knives. Although the Islands are a protectorate of Denmark, they have their own Government and regulations governing the pilot whale hunt or “grind” as it is known.”

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Below …. the killing of the Mairus, a young giraffe in The Copenhagen Zoo

~~February 11, 2014~~

Marius the giraffe killed at Copenhagen zoo despite worldwide protests
Young giraffe unsuitable for breeding was shot, dissected in public and then fed to lions despite offers of a new home.
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In the chilly dawn of Sunday morning, February 9, 2014, a healthy young giraffe in a Danish zoo was given its favorite meal of rye bread by a keeper – and then shot in the head by a vet.

The death of Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe considered useless for breeding because his genes were too common, was followed by his dissection in front of a large crowd, including fascinated-looking children, prompting outrage and protests around the world.

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Copenhagen zoo carried out the killing despite a small group of protesters at the gates and an international petition which garnered more than 27,000 signatures, as well as offers from several zoos to rehouse the creature. Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, which offered to take Marius, said it was saddened to learn of his fate.

The zoo’s decision to conduct the public dissection, and the disclosure that the animal was shot rather than being killed by lethal injection so that it could be fed to the carnivores, fanned the protests and provoked some calls for the zoo to be boycotted or closed.

The controversy was fed further by startling images and video of the process, including a picture of a large chunk of meat with an unmistakably spotty hide being fed to the lions.

Full Article/Read: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/marius-giraffe-killed-copenhagen-zoo-protests

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Bengt Holst, the zoo’s scientific director, said he had never considered cancelling the killing, despite the protests. “We have been very steadfast because we know we’ve made this decision on a factual and proper basis. We can’t all of a sudden change to something we know is worse because of some emotional events happening around us.

“It’s important that we try to explain why we do it and then hope people understand it. If we are serious about our breeding activities, including participation in breeding programs, then we have to follow what we know is right. And this is right.”

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/marius-a-young-giraffe-copenhagen-zoo/

Have you taken a hard look at these graphic pictures? Don’t they tear at your heart? Did you see those dark, soulful eyes that Marius had?

Who can say that this is normal, correct, educational, scientific, natural?

To me it seems more that man is making the statement that humans are above animals and that animals are on Earth for the entertainment, experimenting and profit of man.

WRONG!!

~~COMMENTS~~

Helia

“Turned my stomach when I read about it today. I can’t grasp the ice cold act of killing this perfectly healthy animal. If the genes really weren’t suited for breeding the animal could have been neutered or transferred to another zoo. And why dissect it infront of young children? Is this what we want to teach them, that life is worth so little?”

Amelia

“The mentality of these people in Copenhagen Zoo is shocking.  In my opinion, they are dangerous. That they  have attempted to garner publicity for themselves by turning the taking of life of a sentient and dignified animal into a global sideshow, is just beyond appalling.  There is no room in any captive breeding programmes for those who are unable to differentiate between right and wrong.  This could only ever have been wrong.  They had no right to take it upon themselves to take his life, and no right to send out this negative message about conservation to those children present, or any others across the globe who witnessed the blatant devaluation of this poor, gentle creature. This is not what conservation is about.  Alternatives are always sought first.  And, to follow their disgraceful actions up with a bag-load of  excuses, which quite frankly  don’t hold water, is just an insult to us all.  Those  involved should be dismissed immediately and Copenhagen Zoo boycotted indefinitely.  Something I hope would  take that moronic, smug grin off Bengt Holst’s face.”

Amelia

“Despite the protests, before Marius died, that arrogant oaf, Holst, said words to the effect that nothing would have changed his mind.  The whole thing beggars belief.  I think this has upset me more than anything for a long time.  I mean, just look at that sweet face and those gentle eyes – so, so wrong and so unnecessary, and so much BS involved. I just hope the anger we all feel doesn’t just die away and that this atrocious incident is never forgotten.”

Shehanne

Oh they are very civiliZed. They don’t smack their kid . Why they let them watch is something else altogether. Bad enough they deemed his genes weren’t “pure enough” …. But they couldn’t even treat the poor thing humanely after they killed him.

Amelia

Disgusting people, Shehanne!  From start to finish they blatantly devalued that poor, gentle creature. Perhaps their intentions are to desensitize their children so they will grow and do the same,  also without any compunction whatsoever.

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Denmark killing Calderon Dolphins!  

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Hundreds of Calderon dolphin’s are killed every year in Denmark by teens. Just to show that they are mature.

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Marius the giraffe killed at Copenhagen zoo publicly fed to the Lions warning GRAPHIC content

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 An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death has failed, despite thousands of signatures.

Copenhagen Zoo said put down the male, named Marius, on Sunday, February 9, 2014,  because of a duty to avoid inbreeding.

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Despite online uproar over the move and reports of last-minute attempts to save the animal, the zoo in the Danish capital said it had no place for Marius in its giraffe herd.
Following the animal’s skinning, the body was chopped up and fed to carnivores at the zoo.

We ALL are connected through NATURE!!

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Marius, a young giraffe …… Copenhagen Zoo!!


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~~February 11, 2014~~

Marius the giraffe killed at Copenhagen zoo despite worldwide protests

Young giraffe unsuitable for breeding was shot, dissected in public and then fed to lions despite offers of a new home.
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In the chilly dawn of Sunday morning a healthy young giraffe in a Danish zoo was given its favorite meal of rye bread by a keeper – and then shot in the head by a vet.

The death of Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe considered useless for breeding because his genes were too common, was followed by his dissection in front of a large crowd, including fascinated-looking children, prompting outrage and protests around the world.

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Copenhagen zoo carried out the killing despite a small group of protesters at the gates and an international petition which garnered more than 27,000 signatures, as well as offers from several zoos to rehouse the creature. Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, which offered to take Marius, said it was saddened to learn of his fate.

The zoo’s decision to conduct the public dissection, and the disclosure that the animal was shot rather than being killed by lethal injection so that it could be fed to the carnivores, fanned the protests and provoked some calls for the zoo to be boycotted or closed.

The controversy was fed further by startling images and video of the process, including a picture of a large chunk of meat with an unmistakably spotty hide being fed to the lions.

Full Article/Read: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/marius-giraffe-killed-copenhagen-zoo-protests

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Bengt Holst, the zoo’s scientific director, said he had never considered cancelling the killing, despite the protests. “We have been very steadfast because we know we’ve made this decision on a factual and proper basis. We can’t all of a sudden change to something we know is worse because of some emotional events happening around us.

“It’s important that we try to explain why we do it and then hope people understand it. If we are serious about our breeding activities, including participation in breeding programmes, then we have to follow what we know is right. And this is right.”

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The dissection took almost three hours because of the numbers of spectators, and the zookeepers giving detailed explanations of the process.

Holst said they had previously had public dissections of zebras, snakes and goats, but the giraffe was a first.

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“Our aim is to safeguard for future generations a genetically diverse, healthy population of animals against their extinction,” it said in a statement. “Copenhagen is highly involved in these programs and took a transparent decision that the young animal in question could not contribute to the future of its species further, and given the restraints of space and resources to hold an unlimited number of animals within our network and program, should therefore be humanely euthanized.”

However, Stine Jensen, from Denmark‘s Organisation against the Suffering of Animals, disagreed: “It shows that a zoo is not the ethical institution that it wants to portray itself as being, because here you have a waste product – that being Marius.”

An online petition had argued: “Marius deserves to live and there must be somewhere for him to go. The zoo has raised him so it is their responsibility to find him a home, no matter how long it takes.” It attracted 27,170 signatures before it was closed when news broke that the giraffe was dead.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park (YWP) was among several zoos that offered to rehouse Marius – a private individual apparently also offered to buy him for €50,000 (£41,000) – but received no response. In a statement, the park said without knowing the full details it would be inappropriate to comment further.

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“People are fascinated by it, both adults and children, and they would like to hear stories they normally don’t have access to. I think that’s good. It helps increase the knowledge about animals but also the knowledge about life and death.”

When a storm of protest broke over the news that the giraffe was to be killed – the small gene pool among European zoos meant there was a risk of inbreeding if it was allowed to reproduce – the zoo posted a detailed justification on its website. It explained that as part of an international program, only unrelated animals were allowed to breed: “When breeding success increases, it is sometimes necessary to euthanize.”

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~~Related~~

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/10/world/europe/denmark-zoo-giraffe/

http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/10/slaughter-of-marius-the-copenhagen-giraffe-prompts-online-outrage/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2555079/Danish-zoo-kills-young-giraffe-deemed-surplus-feeds-lions.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/world/europe/anger-erupts-over-danish-zoos-decision-to-put-down-a-giraffe.html?_r=0

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~~CALLOUS OR WHAT~~

Giraffes are allowed to breed in captivity because it is part of their natural behavior in the wild, Mr. Holst said, even though breeding can produce what he called “a surplus animal.”

“As long as they are with us,” he said, “we want them to have a good life, with as much natural behavior as possible.”

Marius was not fully grown, Mr. Holst said: He could have grown another three feet or so.

Officials used a shotgun rather than an injection to kill the giraffe so that his meat would be safe for the zoo’s predator animals to eat. After an autopsy that was open to visitors as an educational opportunity, parts of Marius’s remains were fed to the zoo’s lions — and there is some left over.

“We still have meat for lions, tigers and leopards,” Mr. Holst said. “It’s just meat that can be fed to every animal.”

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~~Full Read/Article~~

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/world/europe/anger-erupts-over-danish-zoos-decision-to-put-down-a-giraffe.html?_r=0

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~~I KNOW THIS IS GRAPHIC … BUT TODAY I’M ANGRY … I AM ANGRY ABOUT THIS!! 

I may not know or understand or care about the breeding program that this zoo may have had. I just know that this is a creation – a wonderful creation of Nature – one over which no man should have any control. Decisions such as this, apparently arbitrary – “considered useless for breeding because his genes were too common” – shouldn’t be up to humans.

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~~EXCELLENT ARTICLE~~

http://mungaiandthegoaconstrictor.me/2014/02/11/the-brutal-senseless-killing-of-marius-the-giraffe/

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~~OPINIONS~~

“That they gave the lions the dead giraffe, I don’t find really disturbing because at least now the giraffe that has been killed for (in my opinion) no reason, has had the purpose of feeding other animals so his life was not totally in vain.”

“The Zoological ethics and rules, if you like, have been severed by this appalling act. Decades of research and program formulation in breeding programs and swaps – to keep these animals alive and stop inbreeding just thrown out the window.
I have been a member of the WWF since about 6 a junior – zoological member – and got to work at both London and Edinburgh zoo’s they would never allow this to happen. Very poor management and breeding organization – disgusting a whole section of people. Yes they used the dead animal as feed but does not excuse there behavior!! Someone or a group of people are accountable and something needs done to ensure the privilege of Zoo’s is intact for our future pleasure and the animals survival.”

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WATCH: Baby Giraffe Killed, Chopped to Feed Lions in front of Children at Copenhagen Zoo

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Published on Feb 9, 2014

VIDEO Response of Zoo Director: http://youtu.be/ICM0Gg543Hw

SHOCKING: Visitors, including children, were invited to watch while the giraffe was dissected. (CTV)

(CNN) — An online petition to save a healthy young giraffe from death has failed, despite thousands of signatures.
Copenhagen Zoo said it was putting down the male, named Marius, on Sunday because of a duty to avoid inbreeding.
Despite online uproar over the move and reports of last-minute attempts to save the animal, the zoo in the Danish capital said it had no place for Marius in its giraffe herd.
Following an autopsy, its body will be chopped up and fed to carnivores at the zoo.
“The euthanasia is happening in agreement with the European Breeding Program for Giraffes,” Copenhagen Zoo said on its website.
“It is not possible to transfer the giraffe to another zoo as it will cause inbreeding.”
Fed to the lions
Marius was killed by a bolt gun, not a lethal injection, which would contaminate the meat, the zoo said.
The carcass will be used partly for research and partly to feed carnivores at the zoo.
The giraffe’s impending death had sparked outrage online, with more than 27,000 people signing a “Save Marius” petition, appealing for a last-minute change of heart.
Several zoos volunteered to take Marius in.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!!

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Including animals!! 

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