Harambe-The silver back gorilla

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Operational needs, May 31, 2016.

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  1. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    On Saturday, the Cincinnati Zoo had an incident where a 3 year old child entered a gorilla exhibit, resulting in the zoo killing the gorilla to save the child. There has been a major outcry against the killing.

    Did Cincinnati Zoo really have to kill a rare gorilla? - CNN.com

    Animal experts, Jack Hannah and Jeff Corwin have both said the zoo didn't really have a choice. What is your opinion?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I was hoping someone would set this up as a poll.

    I think the zoo officials jumped the gun. The child was in no immediate danger and non-lethal measures should have been considered.
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    A child ? An animal ?
    No question!!!
    Save the child!
     
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  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It looks like they had no choice. There were 2 female gorillas they were able to get away from the child but the male was dragging the kid around and wouldn't let him go. A tranquilizer dart wasn't an option because it would take too long to knock him out. Tragic but the choices were either a dead child or a dead gorilla.
     
  5. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I tried to go back and make it a poll but it won't let me. @Monkey Butt can you edit my original post and add a poll?
     
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  6. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That's not what the animal experts say.
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Put your granddaughter into this scenario......you'd be aiming the gun!! If that child was slammed into the wall and knocked unconscious, he would've drowned. So many scenarios, none of them good for the child. Wild animals are unpredictable and he was already agitated because of the screaming people.
     
  8. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Guessing if they shot it with a tranquilizer
    ..it would have incited the gorilla ...even more
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    5-10 minutes for the tranq to take effect and it could cause unpredictable behavior in that time span.
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The experts say the tranq would've been too slow and the child would've been more at risk.
     
  11. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Jeff Corwin and Jack Hannah are experts who have studied wild animals and their behaviors all their lives. I'm not going to go against them. I do believe the Cincinnati Zoo should send the family a bill for a rare silverback gorilla.
     
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I agree. As horrible as the death of a rare gorilla, a child's life is more important any day.
     
  13. Looks like another parent of the year award.
     
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  14. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Yep, yet more parents failing to maintain control of their child in public.
     
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  15. I blame the parents and the zoo. Their is no way he should have been able to get in the gorilla exhibit .
     
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  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    So now I'm a rotten parent just because my kid fell into the monkey pit? You try watching these little brats!
     
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  17. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    The "parent" was probably updating their facebook status, or something equally as important.
     
  18. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Maybe we should ask @tonyexpress what he would do...what side is he really on?
     
  19. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Shoot the mother.
     
  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The mom is already defending herself and the zoo's actions on facebook. Kind of a weak defense when her first act was to run to social media. Maybe she was distracted with her nose in her cell phone but she was correct in saying 4 year old kids can climb into almost anything.