Zoos and euthanasia: is killing healthy animals necessary?


The Copenhagen Zoo made headlines last month when it euthanized a healthy 2-year-old giraffe. This week same zoo was back in the news, for euthanizing four lions. The zoo says that killing the animals was necessary to prevent inbreeding and manage their animal population. We hear from Dr. Markus Gusset, of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Rob Laidlaw, the director of Zoocheck Canada, about the various methods of 'animal population management' used worldwide.

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