Should Harambe Have Been Shot?
A silverback gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was shot over the weekend after a four-year-old human boy got into his enclosure.The 17-year-old gorilla named Harambe dragged the boy but showed no immediate signs of hurting the child, but the boy was injured simply from being tossed about by the gorilla.
Authorities shot Harambe, saying that his death could not be avoided, and animal experts weighing in attesting to the unpredictable nature of both the gorilla and the situation.
Protestors of the action, however, say that the gorilla did not have to be shot. Some have said that the parents of the child who wandered into the enclosure are at fault.
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