Elisa Allen, spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in the U.K., said Marius’ case should serve as a wake-up call for anyone who “still harbors the illusion that zoos serve any purpose beyond incarcerating intelligent animals for profit.”

Marius for those who haven’t yet seen its public execution and dissection, was a young giraffe that was euthanized, quartered and subsequently fed to the big cats of a Danish zoo in Copenhagen.

For those who are naïve about what is being fed to animals in zoos this should open some eyes about the reality of the lives of animals in a zoo.

I’ve gone to zoos to see humans with their progeny enjoy seeing animals in captivity. But I’ve never seen a display that depicts humans in captivity in a zoo. I would love to see a world leader behind bars in a zoo, fornicating, defecating, and imbibing alcohol for my enjoyment.

Preferably that leader is French or Italian. They seem to enjoy having open affairs.