Being an animal lover, you just knew this story would burn me up. I was deeply appalled over the weekend to hear of the great gorilla that was shot to it's death to rescue a child. Witnesses said the child had expressed a desire to get into the enclosure and climbed over a 3-foot barrier, falling 15 feet into a moat. All this after crawling under two sets of wires and a hedge. How does a kid get that far and the parents don't see it???? Zookeepers took down the 17-year-old ape after he dragged and tossed the child, officials said.
Police may bring criminal charges over the Cincinnati Zoo incident in which the gorilla was killed to rescue the 4-year-old brat, who had fallen into its enclosure. And I say go for it! What I'd like to know is where in hell were the dammed parents????? I hear the parents had multiple children? Well, if you can't handle one, they shouldn't have any. I can't tell you how many times in our store, kids go missing, break things, or wander off, all the while their fricking, sickingly smug , Lily Pulitzer wearing mother is on the cell phone, gossiping about what she is getting, all the while paying no mind to wear their brat is! Then, they get mad at us for not minding the squalling brat. I didn't ask to have the kid, you did, so don't lay your kid at my doorstep. Get off you phone before I shove it so far up your ass, you'll have to break wind to answer the next call!!!!! WHEW. *powders- regains composure*
The death of Harambe, the 450-pound gorilla, also prompted the animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now to file a negligence complaint on Tuesday against the zoo with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The group is seeking the maximum penalty of $10,000.The group said in its complaint letter that the child's ability to get past the barrier was proof the zoo was negligent and should be fined for a "clear and fatal violation of the Animal Welfare Act."Mounting outrage over Saturday's killing of the Western lowland silverback, an endangered species mind you, sparked criticism of both the zoo and the child's parents. Online petitions like Justice for Harambe, if your inclined, drew more than 500,000 signatures demanding "Justice for Harambe."Cleveland Police are taking a second look at possible criminal charges in the incident after initially saying no one was charged. There was no indication of whether the investigation would focus on the zoo or the child's parents.
I for one don't think the zoo should be held responsible except for maybe better measures around the exhibits. I could tell they were very heart broke to have to do what they did. From the video I saw, it almost looked as if Harambe was protecting the child, and slowly got anxious from all the yells for help. I'm torn personally on zoos. While for some species near extinction, it is good to help protect them, but I feel as though on the other hand, it's not any different than a circus, where they will live life locked up on display, without the tricks. But apparently as witness this weekend, they aren't safe in a zoo now either. I hope that brat is happy with himself. Another reason brats shouldn't be seen or heard. This is exactly why some species eat their young. I'm off to sign..