[Taxacom] Killing of zoo giraffe to avoid inbreeding
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Tue Feb 11 23:59:54 CST 2014
On 2014-02-10 4:45 PM, John Grehan wrote:
> Only thing I am still puzzled about is how did the zoo allows this
> particular giraffe to be produced by 'inbreeding' in the first place.
That was my question as well, but I read that Danish zoos allow animals
to breed (rather than using contraceptives) for their physical and
psychological well-being. In effect (according to the article), they are
trading the deaths of unneeded offspring for better lives for all the
animals in their care.
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