Many Seek “Justice For Harambe” After Gorilla Is Killed To Protect Child Who Entered Enclosure

34BF5B5D00000578-3615783-Some_said_Harambe_appeared_to_be_guarding_and_defending_the_boy_-a-9_1464591377443We recently discussed the tragedy in Chile where a man sought to commit suicide by jumping into a lion enclosure at the zoo — resulting in two lions being shot and killed to protect him. Now in Cincinnati, a parent failed to properly supervise her 4-year-old son who fell into gorilla enclosure. Even though the lowland gorilla did not seem to be trying to hurt the child, he was nevertheless killed to guarantee the safety of the child. Many commentators have called for the parents to be prosecuted for the loss of Harambe.

The four-year-old boy was hospitalized after the incident.

The Cincinnati police, along with the fire department, responded to the call of a boy falling into the enclosure. First responders reported that they “witnessed a gorilla … violently dragging and throwing the child.”

They decided to kill Harambe even though some insisted that the rare western lowland gorilla seemed to be protecting the child.

Lt. Steve Saunders, spokesman for the Cincinnati Police Department, said no charges have been brought against the child’s parents. However, zoo officials have not yet spoken with the family of the child who fell into the habitat. Witnesses said that the boy kept saying that he wanted to go into the enclosure.

There could still be both criminal and civil liability. Even if the parents are not deemed to have acted criminally, there still remains the question of whether the parents should be financially liable for negligence leading to the death of this rare gorilla.

25 thoughts on “Many Seek “Justice For Harambe” After Gorilla Is Killed To Protect Child Who Entered Enclosure

  1. When DONALD gets elected President, this will never happen. He will build a wall so Hillary and the illegal immigrants can’t let this happen.

  2. If a little girl named “Amber” had fallen into that enclosure, I wonder if the outrage over killing the gorilla would be as intense?

  3. There is no need to ask for “justice” for Harambe. Hillary and Bill Clinton have thoughtfully provided the services of their old coroner, Dr. Fahmy Malak, to investigate the circumstances of Harambe’s death. Dr. Malak has ruled Harambe’s death a suicide. Apparently, the gorilla felt tormented by the crowd and the crowd’s fears that he would somehow cause harm to the young child, so he took the only way out that he knew how. So this closes the sad, tragic chapter of Harambe’s life, and there’s no longer a need to discuss further. http://articles.latimes.com/1992-05-19/news/mn-118_1_medical-examiner

  4. As a follow-up, many have asked about whether there is any record showing Harambe’s suicide. Unfortunately, the FBI has confiscated and destroyed all videos and photographs depicting Harambe’s suicide as a matter of national security.

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