Brian May, English musician, singer and songwriter took to his blog to express his outrage regarding the recent senseless killing of Marius the giraffe at a Denmark zoo, calling it “an appalling senseless act of cruelty”. The exotic animal was killed and then fed to other carnivorous animals at the zoo because he was a “surplus” animal and to avoid inbreeding.
He passionately states, “The outcry that has ensued – quite rightly – must bring into focus what Virginia McKenna and Born Free have been saying for years. There is no longer any justification for keeping animals in prisons to be gawped at by humans at their leisure. It’s massively cruel, and massively inefficient on our resources. If the same amount of money which is spent on keeping animals alive in these awful unnatural situations were spent on looking after their needs in the wild, we’d all be much better off.”
May then goes on to say, “Just as slavery was eventually recognised as an aberration – an outrage, and unsupportable in a decent society – so it will be, in the near future, that the rights of all creatures to a life worth living will be recognised, and behaviour like this will be deemed criminal.”
Just like May says so eloquently, all animals have a right to life. Let’s put an end to this pathetic practice and give all living creatures the respect and decency they deserve.
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