The coronavirus pandemic is pushing people around the world to make tough decisions. In some countries, doctors have to choose which patient to save over another, in a German zoo some animals can be sacrificed to feed others. yes, The COVID-19 pandemic is also affecting animals and they risk death. Venera Kaspari, director of the Neumünster zoo, plans to sacrifice some residents to feed others. The German Zoological Association has expressed its indignation.
The Berlin Zoo has panda twins, but their fans can only watch them online.
“The panda twins are wonderfully sweet,” zoo spokeswoman Philine Hachmeister told DPA news agency.
“We constantly think” visitors should watch them live “. We don’t want the little panda to grow while we finally reopen it.”
suggested solutions by the Zoo director
Zoo director Verena Kaspari told the German newspaper, Die Welt:
If this happens, I will have to euthanize the animals, rather than letting them starve.
We have listed the animals that we should kill first.
but even that would not help to solve the financial problem.
She said it was a “last resort”, but some animals may need to be fed to others.
Zoos that should have been crowded in the sunny Easter holidays are now hard-up and asking for donations, as the coronavirus lockdown bites.
The zoo, visited by 150,000 visitors per year, has 700 animals. Venera Kaspari is currently listing the beasts that can be killed and the ones that must be saved.
The German chancellor recently presented a deconfinement plan. The measures will be more flexible, but the wearing of masks is strongly recommended and gatherings bringing together more than two people will remain prohibited. In addition, it has not announced any reopening dates for hotels and restaurants.
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