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February 10th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Jack Hanna: "If they have too many giraffes… why do they keep breeding?"

It seems unthinkable. A vet at a Copenhagen zoo shot and killed a two-year-old giraffe. An autopsy was conducted in front of an audience including children, then the remains were fed to lions and other big cats. Zookeepers say they had a "surplus problem" and decided to kill the giraffe to prevent inbreeding. The Columbus Zoo's Jack Hanna is outraged. He says, "I can't compare this to anything I have seen in the zoo world."

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  1. chuckdalton

    I would be interested in Anderson Cooper's position on giving unborn babies their right to life. I have never seen Anderson upset in a discussion about human life in this context, only upset about animals. Am I right or wrong? Is there any footage of Anderson being upset that tens of millions of babies lives have been terminated in America before they are born? Or, upset that Obama voted three times in the Illinois Senate to allow "doctors" to terminate a baby's life after it survived a botched abortion? Does anyone know of any footage I can watch where Anderson has shown as much compassion for unborn human babies as he has shown for a giraffe? I hope so.

    February 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm |
    • fran936

      wow, so crucify him because he shows compassion to our furry friends. I'm sorry you're so angry so I'm sending love and compassion to you.

      February 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm |
  2. fran936

    I was surprised to hear Mr Hanna talking about how concerned Zoos and the Associations are about the quality of life for their animals. Does he realize how many of the older ones who've passed their breeding years are legally brokered to the hundreds of legal hunting farms that litter the land, where lazy and bloated hunters go to shoot the somewhat domesticated animals for sport. Check out the legal hunting farms and follow the trail of where their victims come from. That's an outrage and is swept under the rug.

    February 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm |
  3. panthercreekdweller

    I am appalled to realize that the people in charge of our world's Zoo systems are not the wise compassionate people I had once believed. I had thought that breeding programs within the Zoo systems all around the world were done only when there was a demand for an animal at their Zoo or at another Zoo. I hope awareness to what is really happening will allow humane healthy changes to be made to all Zoo breeding programs around the world. Sincerely, Dana L. Hawn

    February 11, 2014 at 10:38 am |

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