The Final Solution for the Unter-polarerBär
A FLUFFY polar bear cub called Knut, who has become a media celebrity, should be given a lethal injection according to German zoologists,....
“Hand-feeding is not appropriate to the species and is a grave violation of the animal protection laws,” said Frank Albrecht, an animal rights campaigner. “Legally speaking, the zoo should kill the baby bear. Otherwise it is condemning the bear to a dysfunctional life and that too is a breach of the law.”
The director of Aachen zoo, Wolfram Ludwig, also believes the Berliners made the wrong decision in saving Knut: “It is not correct to bottle-feed a small polar bear. He will always be fixated on his keeper and will never grow to be a proper polar bear.” Knut, he argues, should have been killed when Tosca rejected him. “One should have had the courage to kill him much earlier.”
Leipzig zoo showed the way last December by injecting a rejected baby sloth with T61, a poison that kills in two seconds.
Sometimes national stereotypes are too easy a target, and I also know that the animal right nutters in this country prefer killing animals to them not conforming to their prescribed roles.