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For those who wonder how a “death panel” might work, the Denmark zoo provides a very vivid example. One that also serves to illustrate the dismay felt by pro-life activists who offer crisis centers and adoption outlets as a means to help pregnant women avoid abortions.

The Copenhagen Zoo went ahead with a plan to shoot and dismember a healthy giraffe on Sunday and feed the 18-month-old animal’s carcass to lions – an action the zoo said was in line with anti-inbreeding rules meant to ensure a healthy giraffe population.

The giraffe, named Marius, was shot in the head and then cut apart in view of children, according to a video of the incident released by the Denmark-based production company Localize.

The zoo’s plans had sparked an outcry from animal rights activists. A British zoo had offered to give Marius a home and even started an online petition to save the giraffe, gathering more than 25,000 signatures.

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One thought on “Death Panels: Danish Style

  1. People like you who claim that there are “death panels” in the Affordable Care Act are the reason that so many people are confused and misled about how the act helps improve their lives. You are not helping things by continuing to spread falsehoods, and by making false comparisons to a dead giraffe. Please stop. The Affordable Care Act is something that is good for all Americans. Just let it go!

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