Target: Head of the Odense Zoo
Goal: Utilize other methods to prevent inbreeding and never kill another lion again.
Odense Zoo, a zoo located in central Denmark, murdered one of its one-year-old female lions, claiming the murder was to prevent inbreeding. The zoo reportedly plans to publicly dissect the lion, after already dissecting another young male lion as a public spectacle for people and children at the zoo. The zoo has been conducting public dissections for 20 years.
The zoo has allegedly killed three young, healthy lions this year. Odense Zoo claims that they tried unsuccessfully to find new homes for the lions, and because of this had to instead murder them.
Zoos allegedly kill animals all the time in order to keep zoo populations from surplus. Activists say the zoos can use other methods like contraceptives in order to keep populations down, prevent inbreeding and to keep animals healthy.
This lazy and disgusting practice of murdering and dissecting healthy lions cannot go on any longer. Demand Odense Zoo use other methods to solve its zoo problems and never murder and dissect another lion again.
Dear Odense Zoo Head,
I am writing to tell you how disgusted I am that you run an organization for animals that allegedly kills and dissects them when they are young and healthy for some kind of public spectacle. How you have gotten away with doing this for 20 years is beyond reason, but it must come to an end.
There are other methods like contraceptives that you can use to prevent the problems you claim you have that supposedly require you to murder these innocent creatures. I have a difficult time believing that you actually tried to find them new homes but had no other choice but to kill them.
I demand you use other methods to solve your zoo problems and never murder and dissect another lion again.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Peter Harrison