Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by harold h, May 31, 2016.
Did they have to shoot the gorilla? Reports are conflicting
Don't know, I wasn't there and neither were most of the people causing all the debate...
I am just thankful that the young boy is alive today and that the people who were in charge of the animals and the public safety are equipped to make those types of decision under those circumstances.
They could have proposed a swap with the gorilla....give us the kid and we'll throw down 2 idiot parents.
My question is, if this little kid could get in there, how did this gorilla not ever get out of there?
The zoo folks are are way more tore up about this than the "animal rights activists" that are making a stink.
Harambe could have easily ripped that little boy into tiny pieces.
Sad as it was, it was the right call.
It's a real tragedy. I think the zoo officials were the ones to make the call not the professional or social media. The parent(s) were neglectful and unfortunately the gorilla paid the price. Not to mention the psychology of the person who had to pull the trigger.
According to reports the kid fell 15 feet so I think a height barrier kept the gorrillas in.
My guess i because the hole the kid climbed into is a bit small for a massive silverback ?
I imagine that after the zoo ponys up a huge settlement to the parents they will have to build a secure (ugly) wall to prevent this from happening again. If it saves just one child from trauma it's worth it right?
I heard someone say yesterday that the zoo should sue the parents for negligence that caused the death of their gorilla.
Meh, after raising 4 kids, I can tell you that 4 year olds just find ways to get into trouble. You can't watch them every second of every hour. If the parents were really negligent, chances are they never would have taken the kid to a zoo in the first place. It was the right call IMO. If that was my kid in there, I would have wanted that thing shot immediately and anything else near him/her. I have nothing against apes, but my primates are more important than they are, at least to me. If someone came after an apes babies, we would all completely understand if the ape tried to kill that someone. I support what the zoo did.
I think the animal rights activists aren't so much pissed about the gorilla, but more pissed at the existence of zoos. I think they are using this sad incident to continue their fight to ban zoos.
As a parent, all I can say is proper care and vigilance people.
I have sympathies all round. And in relation to 'negligent parents', I consider myself a good 'risk-adverse' and careful parent but even I managed to 'lose' one of my sons for a few minutes at a zoo recently. Ever try minding two small kids?
Sez it all:
Sounds like Donald Trump will be right on it !
Maybe the gorilla was trying to save the kid?
And Who's more endangered.....gorillas or 4yr old boys??
Despite the title of the video, it does not show the shooting. Just a 2 minute clip. Apparently the kid was in there for more than 10 minutes.
I feel so bad for the poor gorilla. He didn't deserve to die. A good plan would have been to shoot the mother who was supposed to be watching her kid, dump her body in to the pit to distract the gorilla, and they could have saved the child and spared the gorillas life.
There have been several incidents just like this one. In one the gorilla was distracted with fruit and the kid was rescued. The most interesting one was a mother gorilla with her own baby. She grabbed the child who had fallen in, protected it from the other gorillas and brought it to the keeper door where the zoo personnel could safely get it. Motherly instinct....BUT a Silverback is a big old male gorilla used to ruling the roost and the kid was likely in real danger.
Or sue each other and call it even. Probably try to figure out a better fence.
Yes. Shit happens.
The real answer. Skip all the lawsuits and Shoot all the lawyers.
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