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Reaction to Gorilla Killed, 4-year-old boy trapped at Cincinnati Zoo

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After seeing footage of a 4-year-old boy trapped inside a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, I have a lot of questions.

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Photo Courtesy of Common Creatives: YouTube Account: news@leaked.

Two things you all must know about me:

  1. I love children.
  2. 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.

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RIP Prince: One of many influential, vegan celebrities

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“We’re all members of the animal kingdom. Leave your brothers and sisters in the sea,” said Prince in his song “Animal Kingdom.”

Music recording legend Prince made global headlines Thursday morning, one day before Earth Day, with the announcement of his death at age 57. What you may not know is, Prince, one who engaged in  both vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, was one of many celebrities that refrain from eating meat.

A vegetarian lifestyle excludes all meat, while a vegan lifestyle eliminates all animal products including meat, dairy, eggs and honey.

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The seven-time Grammy Award winning artist was famous for both his love for women and his love for the environment.

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Prince at Coachella Music Festival, 2008. Photo Courtesy of Common Creatives: Wikipedia: Flickr @Scott Penner.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s named Prince the Sexiest Vegetarian Alive The Academy Award winner also donated “Animal Kingdom” for PETA to use as a musical invitation to its 20th anniversary party in New York.

In an interview with Vegetarian Times, Prince notably said he did not “eat anything with parents.” Read the rest of this entry