After seeing footage of a 4-year-old boy trapped inside a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, I have a lot of questions.
Two things you all must know about me:
- I love children.
- I love animals.
On Saturday the 400-pound gorilla named Harambe was shot and killed in order to “save the little boy’s life.”
My questions are as follows:
How did that child get into the moat?
What long-term affects will this have on the child?
Why was this child able to access this critically endangered gorilla?
There are a lot of rumors circulating: One witness said she heard the boy tell his mother he wanted to go in and get in the water. Another rumor claims that Harambe dragged the boy for more than 10 minutes. However, I have yet to see video footage of this!
This is very sad. I just wanted to truly raise awareness on what clearly is a huge problem. As a vegan community and as human beings, we definitely need more information! Remember to do your research, everyone, before forming an opinion.