Poor Lions and Harambe the Gorilla
Its been a sad week for endangered species. First, a suicidal man jumps into a lions cage in Chile then a child climbs into a zoo cage with a gorilla and in conclusion both species end up dead because of it.
I wanted to talk about the lions first since everyone seems to have forgotten them. It wasnt the lions fault that the stupid man had a death wish and lions were only doing what they only know how to do.
Animals shouldnt be locked up in cages in zoos or circuses for our amusement anyway. That is the first problem right there. Animals are NOT commodities, they have feelings too. A cow, pig, chicken are NOT livestock they are a cow, pig, chicken. Thats why Im doing my damnest to become vegan again.
Now these lions, already endangered of becoming extinct suffered because of it.
This story all around is sad. The poor gorilla who died and the child who was traumatized in the process.
From what I understand the boy had climbed down and then fell into the gorillas cage. The mother should have been watching. The mother Michelle Gregg did make a statement but showed NO REMORSE for the gorilla. Which I think is pissing more people off.
Being a mother myself I would be scared too but that would never happen to my child because she wouldnt have climbed in there in the first place and I am always watching her and she is always watching me to make sure I am near.
I watched the video, yes the gorilla moving the boy around was kind of scary but I think Harambe was mostly scared and confused himself and I have my doubts about him hurting him intentionally.
I think the mothers statement and lack of acknowledging Harambe the gorilla set people off the most. Plus I do agree she was not watching her child and that is why the child did have time to climb into the enclosure.
I do think there should be some sort of consequence should follow.
There are also support for Michelle Gregg (I Support Michelle Gregg), Investigate Michelle Gregg etc on social media.
I would have thought these Santiago and Cincinnati zoo would have already a protocol in place if these situation did happen. Instead of killing them without considering the consequence. The consequence I do see in the future is loss of business for both and possibly most zoos, which we dont need anyway.