The world's most famous polar bear dies and the zoo’s director decided to stuff its body and put it on display in a museum. (The director prefers the technical term, dermoplastik, though to most people it’s stuffed.)
The leader of the protest movement that hopes to stop the planed taxidermy said “When someone dies in your family I think you don’t want him stuffed in a museum."
Even the grinch would agree with that.
Speaking of the nasty and greedy - the nemesis of the anti-stuffing crowd is the zoo’s director, Bernhard Blaszkiewitz.
Ya know… the same dude who zoo marketed this bear from birth, made millions off its presence, sold plush toy Knuts for nearly $30 and Knut baby videos for the same, and even registered “Knut” as a trademark.
Now, Mr. Blaszkiewitz says he is shocked at how much people feel for this animal, who died, quite suddenly, at the age of 4 ½ last month.
"The problem is, people take their human feelings and put them into animals,”
he said, adding that the candles and flowers and posters that mourners have deposited at the zoo are "silly."
If ur in Berlin, please find Blaszkiewitz (just follow the smell of children's tears) and kick him in the balls.
[Image via WENN.]
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