Harambe, a western lowland silverback gorilla was shot dead by Cincinnati zoo officials to ‘’rescue’’ a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla’s enclosure.
They could have diverted Harambe’s attention and rescued the boy, or they could have tranquilized him, instead the park officials chose to shoot and kill.
The gorilla did nothing other than protecting the child the whole time, but was misunderstood by the authorities who had no clue about primate behaviour.
— イルカショーをボイコットをしよう (@BijinChihiro) June 13, 2016
While the poor Gorilla lost his life for no fault of his, the mother of the child got away with child neglect. The zoo authorities too got away with murder with an excuse of protecting the child. If we see the bigger picture, it’s the zoo who is at fault big time.
— Kathy Simonik (@kathy_simonik) June 7, 2016
This is nothing but another case of speciesism, where human life is regarded more valuable than animal life. It’s an absolute injustice to the poor gorilla.
— ADI (@AnimalDefenders) June 6, 2016
(Courtesy : CompassionWorks International)
The picture above sums it up right about what happened, and what still continues to happen, it will stop only when we learn to respect other lives as well.
We humans must realise that animals are not here for our amusement, they deserve to be wild and free. Zoos are nothing but prisons to them. Justice will be done only when all cages are empty and all animals are free.