Tuesday, May 31, 2016


There's been a lot of uproar over the shooting of Harambe the gorilla after a child fell into it's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The video of the gorilla dragging that small child around is disturbing.  I don't know if the zoo did the right thing or not but I do know that the child was definitely in danger whether the gorilla meant to harm or not, the boy was being hurt as he was thrown around.  What I don't understand is why that negligent parent is not being punished.  It's not easy to get into the enclosures at zoos so it took some effort for that boy to do it.  He also informed his mother ahead of time that he was going into the moat.  Zoos are a good educational experience but people need to realize that it can be a dangerous place if they don't pay attention to what their children are doing.  Dangerous for the animals as well.  I've seen kids throw things into the habitats...this is totally unacceptable.  If kids can't behave, they don't deserve to go to zoos.  RIP Harambe

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