BERLIN - Berlin Zoo's abandoned polar bear cub Knut looks cute, cuddly and has become a front-page media darling, but an animal rights activist insists it was wrong to intervene and save the cub.
"Feeding by hand is not species-appropriate but a gross violation of animal protection laws," animal rights activist Frank Albrecht was quoted as saying by the mass-circulation Bild daily, which has featured regular photo spreads tracking fuzzy Knut's frolicking.
"The zoo must kill the bear."
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Knut--The Polar Bear Cub That Animal Activists Want Killed
We normally hear animal activists whining about saving every living thing from brine shrimp to lions. So it caught our attention when we came across the video of the baby polar bear they came out wanting to kill it. The cub in question is named Knut, a polar bear abandoned by his mother at the Berlin Zoo (I just went out to get a pack of smokes, I swear!). So zookeepers decided to feed him by hand. Here is what some activists had to say, thanks to MSNBC.com: