In light of the Cincinnati zoo ordeal with a gorilla being shot, I'm starting to wonder whether people think animal rights are more important than human lives.
I've had a handful of people tell me this is this case over the last couple of days...
- Yes.37% (7)18% (4)27% (11)Vote
- No.53% (10)59% (13)56% (23)Vote
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Most Helpful Girl
Last time I checked we were mamals as well which are animals...
I know what you're talking about. The thing is that she should've been watching her kid, he shouldn't have jumped, they should've had something to prevent situations like this from happening, and all of the people watching shouldn't have went crazy and prokoked it only making the situation worse.
The same thing happend before except the ape mothered it. They actually believe that that was what the male was trying yo do while he was dragging him but then things got worse. Everyone's watching screaming when you just want to be left alone.
I really wish they had more time to use the tranquilizer but it would've taken to long and been too late. Yes the boy deserved to live and I'm glad that they rescued him but I just wish it wasn't at the gorilla expense and one that's endangered at that. But they did the right thing.0
Most Helpful Guy
If you only want to look at this issues as gorilla vs human life, then I agree with you. What happened isn't that simple though. For me context matters.
I found the idea of what happened interesting. That gorilla was a very intelligent creature that had a lot of capacity to enjoy it's life. Somehow it got put into that zoo. It had no choice about that. It was trying to enjoy it's life in the situation it was in. A human got into it's cage. The gorilla had no control over that. It approached the human for whatever natural biological reason (just like one of us may). Maybe it was curious. Maybe it was scared. Maybe it wanted to threaten to the boy to leave. The really interesting part to me was the animal was killed (100% expendable) because there was a threat to the boy. I don't think the gorillas life was more important than the boys. What I find thought provoking is how that intelligent animal had someone come into it's home and it was killed because of a possibility of harm to the boy. We don't know what would have happened but the guaranteed safety of the boy trumped the gorillas life.
A day before a profession athlete accidentally kicked down the door of the wrong apartment. A person in the apartment shot and killed him right after. They aren't going to prison though. They aren't going to prison because of the context of the killing. A boy gets into the animals home yet the gorilla is shot. The difference is one habitant is a gorilla.0