Bear cub culling – The Dahlholzli Zoo in the Swiss city of Bern has caused a public outcry by killing a healthy baby brown bear because it was being bullied by its father and neglected by its mother. The zoo has said it will stuff and display it to teach children that "nature can be cruel."
Bear cub culling – In a photo released by the zoo, the bear cub is shown being euthanized. According to a media release, the zoo initially decided not to interfere with the bears' "natural" behavior. But the staff decided in April it would be kinder to kill the youngster.
Bear cub culling – Explaining the process, the zoo said it considers it central to learning that animals are experienced in as natural a condition as possible, including contact with "animal materials" like hides, bones or fully stuffed creatures.