Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.
THE HAPPY KINGDOM OF DENMARK AND THE UNHAPPY REPUBLIC OF URUGUAY
DENMARK (THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK) brags about being a country with high standard of living and ranking highly in education, health care, and human rights. Even though its weather can be dreary and most of days are dark in winter, the Danish people don’t give up and consider themselves to be one of the world’s happiest (according to the United Nation’s World Happiness Report, Denmark came in third in the 2015 following closely behind Switzerland and Iceland). Many of these happy Danish people are even happier when they go to the Danish zoos to watch public dissections of animals, because the happy Danish zoos will slaughter their animals if they became “surplus” and, also, they will dissect them in public for the sake of education of the happy Danish adults and children, they will claim―and in order to defy animal rights activists, they won’t ever claim. What a happy country!
On the contrary, URUGUAY (EASTERN REPUBLIC OF URUGUAY) is not a happy country (came 32 in the United Nation’s World Happiness Report 2015) in spite of being regarded as one of the most liberal nations and socially developed in the world. As in Denmark, the Uruguayan education system provides free of charge access to public primary school, secondary school and higher education, and has a universal health care system financed through taxes. Same-sex marriage and abortion are, as in Denmark, also legal in Uruguay. While BESTIALITY was legal in Denmark up until recently (in Denmark, sex with an animal had previously been allowed as long as the animal wasn’t harmed, which was hard to prove), it never was in Uruguay. Even The Economist named Uruguay “country of the year” in 2013 due to its worldwide innovative policy of legalizing the production, sale and consumption of cannabis.
As opposed to the happy Danish people, many of the unhappy Uruguayan people are even unhappier when they visit the Uruguayan zoos. Therefore, since some years ago, the unhappy Uruguayan zoos are getting rid of their exotic animals. Will they slaughter their “surplus” animals as the happy Danish zoos do every year? No, they are sending them to the American THE WILD ANIMAL SANCTUARY. The Uruguayan animal rights association ANIMALES SIN HOGAR, with the support of the The Wild Animal Sanctuary, has already sent two lionesses and one lion to the sanctuary. One bear, one lion and two tigers will also be sent in next months. “Why are these South American savages sending those great animals to a sanctuary instead of killing them and then doing a beautiful dissection?,” the happy Danish people ask. What an unhappy country!
URUGUAYAN PEOPLE SAY GOODBYE AND CLAP TO ONE LION AND TWO LIONESSES GOING TO THE AMERICAN SANCTUARY (THE HAPPY DANISH PEOPLE CLAP WHEN THEY SEE ANIMALS BEING DISSECTED)
LIONESS LUNA FROM AN URUGUAYAN ZOO TO THE AMERICAN SANCTUARY
LION SOL FROM AN URUGUAYAN ZOO TO THE AMERICAN SANCTUARY
LIONESS JULIETA FROM AN URUGUAYAN ZOO TO THE AMERICAN SANCTUARY
LION IN URUGUAYAN ZOO TO BE SENT TO THE AMERICAN SANCTUARY
ANIMALES SIN HOGAR WEBSITE
THE WILD ANIMAL SANCTUARY WEBSITE
CHILDREN GASP IN SHOCK (AND HOLD THEIR NOSES!) AS LION’S INTESTINES ARE REMOVED DURING CONTROVERSIAL PUBLIC DISSECTION AT DANISH ZOO
ZOO’S PUBLIC DISSECTION OF LION MAKES DENMARK AGAIN A TARGET OF OUTRAGE