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    This story's been making the rounds. Kid climbs into, then falls into gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo. Zoo response team ends up shooting gorilla. PETA says it's murder.

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    Look in the rule book of parenting....It's right there.
    Rule #138:
    "If you take your kid to the zoo, don't let them get into the gorilla cage."
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    Its an absolute tragedy that the gorilla had to die but they had no choice. What were they supposed to do? Imagine if they waited and it killed the kid.

    The parent needs to be slapped, but there was no other choice.

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    Easy answer. You shoot it. Sure, the gorilla may have been protecting the kid, or in another minute or 2 he could have ripped his arms off. Does anyone remember the woman in CT that had a chimp for a pet for more than a decade. It ripped a womans face off.
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    Sick situation that never should have happened but human life comes first. I never liked zoos always felt bad for the animals sitting on cement and getting sores. But hell they kill zoo animals over over the world in the wild. Animals have it rough either way. Ive got to the point in life guess its my age I don't like killing anything even fish. But I realize we have to eat.
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    It would have taken 10-15 minutes for tranquilizers to take affect. The SivlerBack might have gotten pissed after being struck by the darts and slammed that kid into the wall. 10 grown men are no match for a full grown SivlerBack...
    SHOOT was the right thing.
    Parents should be charged for an endangered species death..


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    Tough call.......can we revive the gorilla and shoot the parents?

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    Perhaps the zoo should shoulder some blame as well for having an "enclosure" that a four year old was able to breach.

    There's no way my kids could get into the gorilla exhibit at either of the zoos that we take them to. They're both closed off with big plexiglass windows and 12 to 15 foot high walls that they'd have to climb up to be able to get into.

    Not absolving the parents of blame, but I also think if a four year old was able to get into the enclosure then it was/is poorly designed.
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    I hate the fact that such a wonderful creature can only be seen or experienced in a zoo like situation. I hate the fact that it was shot because somehow a 4 year old was able to get into the enclosure. I see both sides. I guess what would have happened if the gorilla killed the kid? I guess that is worse than what happened.

    I just hate the fact that this creature of intelligence has to be caged up like in a prison. I don't hate zoos but I just wish there was a better way for them to have a better life./

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    I'm shocked at the level of outrage over this, and even more shocked at the sentiment that seems to be pervading from it.

    I saw a comment on facebook that while they feel bad if the kid dies, they feel worse that this endangered species had to die while humans will continue to spread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I'm shocked at the level of outrage over this, and even more shocked at the sentiment that seems to be pervading from it.

    I saw a comment on facebook that while they feel bad if the kid dies, they feel worse that this endangered species had to die while humans will continue to spread.

    It was "liked" over 1,000 times
    Shouldn't that be "a species at risk of endangerment"
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