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Axl Rose writes open letter about baby giraffe killing at Zoo in Copenhagen Denmark.

Axl_Rose_Feb_1_2014Axl Rose pictured with a kangaroo from the early 90s down in Australia


Axl Rose writes open letter about baby giraffe killing at Zoo in Copenhagen Denmark

Over the past week I’ve put out a few intentionally sarcastic tweets in response and calling attention to the killing of an 18 month old baby male giraffe named Marius by the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark.

And in that regard I think that without more information or a better understanding of not just how this particular breeding program works or why it’s believed to be necessary and seemingly without room for exception or public opinion… to the average person it would seem that…

1.) Marius could have been spared and was a waste of a healthy young animal’s life.

2.) The manner in which he was if not euthanized then disposed of seemed particularly barbaric, unnecessary and a vulgar or grotesque display of inconsideration and complete disregard for public sentiments adding a level of morbid spectacle and horrendousness difficult for most to comprehend by doing so not just in front of but for what seems some misguided or twisted sense of educational purposes for children.


3.) The seemingly cold and clinical responses and attitudes regarding this unfortunate event by those involved appearing to be somewhat defiant, arrogant and even seeming somewhat perversely satisfied with themselves and their actions going as far as to express “pride” in their decisions comes off as completely heartless in regard to the animals and seems extremely disrespectful toward the general public on this issue.

Perhaps their comments were taken out of context? Perhaps there’s something lost in translation? I don’t know that anyone is trying to say or act in this situation as if they truly know more than these particular or any professional animal caretakers or zoologists etc. but I do know that at present plenty of lay people worldwide do not understand or approve of what took place here. And again without more information and better understanding of the breeding program and why this was deemed the appropriate course of action this event seems misguided and a crime against the very nature those in such positions are thought to be involved with as protectors and caretakers of such animals.

One can attempt to justify these choices as those taking into consideration a bigger picture scientifically but in my view there seems to be more than one perspective to that picture and it would appear that adherence to such a rigid or strict nature of such clinical focus may be disregarding the public impact of their actions.

For most normal everyday people that love, care about and enjoy animals this event has been a tragedy. An unexpected, unimaginable and what for many is most devastating a seemingly avoidable horror show that somehow seems lost on the professionals involved and those speaking for the zoo a facility that’s in my opinion thought to exist for the animals, the public, educational purposes and science in as best a sense of harmony as possible. Just as it’s a privilege for the public to visit, view and experience these animals it’s also a privilege to work with and care for the animals and have the opportunity to do so while interacting and/or working with the public.

Unfortunately somehow in this instance all or much of that seems to have been forgotten.


Some of Axl’s tweets he mentioned above are posted below.


To read the full story about Marius the baby giraffe go read at Daily Mail

The above are all from Axl’s Twitter

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  • ElectricGypsy

    Axl proves, once again, he’s a comedic genius. Well, a genius. OK, bored.

    Like everyone else, celebs are interested in what goes on in the world around them. But Axl seems a little bored these days. It’s too bad he doesn’t have the band that rockers worldwide care about and want to see every couple of years, playing all the hits of yesterday.

    Slash keeps putting together projects and putting out new music, He’s always doing something. Axl spent the past two decades laboring over Chinese Democracy, a vanity project most GNR fans didn’t care about since it wasn’t what they considered to be GNR music. Some of those songs sound like they could have been put together in the 90s following the Illusion CDs, but the reality is that they’re Axl’s ego at play, little more.

    Two decades since Axl started dismantling the band he has released one CD and played shows to half-full arenas, and at this point I doubt he could generate that much interest in his tribute band. Now he’s offering up his opinions on today’s water cooler subjects. A break from the rigors of his recording sessions for Chinese Democracy 2? Or the ramblings of a bored rock star who flushed his career down the toilet, only to snake it out of the pipes and wring out what’s left of the soggy mess left in his hands?

  • Bryan Walsh

    “be somewhat defiant, arrogant and even seeming somewhat perversely satisfied with themselves and their actions”

    Dear Kettle, you’re black.

    Love, The Pot

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