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Danish zoo collecting people's unwanted house pets as feed for carnivores

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Denmark, which has previously sparked controversy with its unorthodox ways of slaughtering animals deemed unfit for breeding and dissecting them in front of the public, has taken things to a whole new level by collecting people’s unwanted house pets as feed for carnivores.For those willing to do away with their pet, hungry predators at the Copenhagen Zoo and Givskud Zoo are more than ready to take over. Both zoos are eagerly accepting pet animals as feed for carnivores like lions, tigers, wolves and Tasmanian devils.

Disproof

According to the Givskud Zoo mentioned in the article, you can’t just drop off animals. All donations requires prior agreement and must be approved by the vet. The practice is not a way for people to get rid of unwanted pets. The zoo does not accept more animals than needed, only rodents are accepted. Initially, RT also reported about this, but later added a disclaimer from the two zoo's implicated in the article https://www.rt.com/news/414309-denmark-zoos-dont-feed-pets-lions/.

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Reported in: Issue 93
Date: 22.12.2017
Language: English
Country of Origin: Denmark
Reported by: Givskud Zoo
Keywords: animal cruelty, Western values, Sputnik
Disinforming outlet: Sputnik
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