Strong content advisory for the above video. This strikes me as an old Monty Python skit come horribly to life:
Go here to the Mirror to read the rest. No one will ever confuse me with an animal rights activist, but if in-breeding was a concern, why couldn’t Marius have been neutered or given to a zoo where he could have led a solitary life? Exposing kids to this giraffe being killed and then slaughtered for lion chow strikes me as cruel and wrong headed.
Update: Neutering Marius was rejected because “that would have diminished” his quality of life. As opposed to being shot in the head by a bolt action rifle and having his carcass cut up for lion chow?