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The Gorilla In The Room!

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The top story in this week was the killing of a gorilla named Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo! His killing came as a result of a little boy who fell in the enclosure and was thought to be in danger. The video is hard to watch as the gorilla drug the boy several times. The zoo officials said that a quick decision had to be made and a tranqualizer would have taken too long. The gorilla was 450lbs and a male. People are outraged about the decision and now have began to question the mother and have even brought up the father's criminal past. What does this have to do with tea in China? The mother was judged immediately. My thoughts is that the little boy did say he was going to jump in there. He did. The barrier was only 3ft and the child got over that easily. The zoo should have done better. As far as the killing of Harambe I have looked at the video and while he was clearly disoriented and agitated I have to agree with the zoo officials and experts like Jack Hanna. Did we really want to see a child killed? I know the silver back gorilla are extinct but the decision was made. I look at the protestors and outrage and I wonder why you don't see this about other newsworthy stories and other worthwhile causes? The hate has been so bad towards the mother that I would almost say that people valued the gorilla's life over the child's. Now Harambe has gone on can we do the same? The zoo should do better and people have to watch their children. The protestor's should also be just outraged for other causes. Now we have addressed the gorilla in the room can we move on?