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Posted On: 2016-05-31 12:59:09
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What do you think about Gorilla Shot in Cincinnati Zoo to save Boy?

What is your thought on the incident in the Cincinnati Zoo where this Gorilla was Shot Dead because a Boy had fallen into his enclosure.
Do you think the Mother of the Child should be criminally charged for Child neglect?
Do you think they could have tried other means such as tranquilizing the Gorilla?

I think the poor Gorilla did not do anything wrong to deserve to be Killed :(

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1 year 10 months ago

Let me you tell this is not uncommon, I have seen so many irresponsible parents who would just abandon their child in a supermarket or anywhere. I've even seen a mother smoking a cigarette crossing a main road and not holding the hand of her toddler who was several feet behind her.

It just makes me mad!!!
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1 year 10 months ago

Have you ever been to the Cincinnati Zoo? You have to deliberately try to get into the enclosure.
A tranquilizer shot would have just pissed the gorilla off until it took effect.
The silver back gorilla can crush a coconut with one hand.
Know the facts before passing judgement.
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1 year 10 months ago
So what is your Judgment on this event?
I mean it is easy to point the finger of blame when you are on Two sides of the same issue.
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1 year 6 months ago
We had 4 children at the zoo all under the age of 10. You loving keep your children in line. Teach them discipline.

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1 year 10 months ago

I am certain that the majority of animal lovers were saddened when they saw the Gorilla shot dead. I am also certain that the whole world was relieved that the small child was not harmed. It was a bad situation full of diabolical coincidences. The Zoo keepers did not have much time, to plan for a diversion, or a distraction, to rescue the poor child. It was a time for quick thinking. A tranquilizer shot may not have been effective. So they decided to shoot him dead.
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1 year 10 months ago
Yes, bu t he question is should the Mother be held liable for this tragic accident since she is the one who was grossly negligent in allowing her Child to get into the Gorilla enclosure given the fact that it is very very hard to get into this Gorilla enclosure .
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1 year 10 months ago
Regarding the mother's liability, the matter will be decided by the Judge and the Solicitors following a thorough investigation of the incident.
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1 year 10 months ago
But of courses we are here to say what we think. And pass judgment
Based on what we think. So what do you think? I tell you what I think: she should be held liable. Since she must have ignored her kids for at least 10 mins for him to get into that hard to get into enclosure. Case closed :)

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1 year 10 months ago

It's sad the Gorilla was shot but they are the professionals so they did what they thought best.
You can't blame the parents it's the zoo's responsibility to make sure no one gets in like all health and safety
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1 year 10 months ago
Did you not have similar situation happen to a British boy in a UK Zoo, but the Zoo Authorities in UK did not shoot the Gorilla? And instead calm him down until they could remove the Boy!
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1 year 10 months ago
That is the British way cool, measured and doing the right thing; unlike the trigger happy americans who would kill anything that moved!
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1 year 10 months ago
I disagree that Americans are trigger happy and will kill anything that moves - boo on you seizure -
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1 year 10 months ago
The evidence is there to see, unfortunately - get rid of the guns you don't need them, try reason, commonsense and language to proof your point!
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1 year 10 months ago
I think sekure makes a good point. Of course we all know that USA has a much higher instances of Gun violence compared to other countries due to glorification of Gun and Violence by US Media, from Fox to Hollywood, etc.

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1 year 10 months ago

The negligent parents should be punished not the Gorilla. Literaly another example of overkill!
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1 year 10 months ago
How do you know that the Parents were negligent and this was not just a 1 in a Million accident, where everything that could go wrong did?
And as far as shooting the Gorilla, as sad that is, it was just the only way among some very bad options.
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1 year 10 months ago
It is patently evident that the parents did not exercise a duty of care. Why was not the 3 year old restrained - it isn't rocket science when you are exposing a child to wild animals to have them under restraint- it isn't a playground after all it was a zoo.
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1 year 10 months ago
Well have you been a parent?
Kids do the darnest things. I mean you cannot restrain them at all time, and it is only Human that sometime they may do something stupid, as this Kid did.
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1 year 10 months ago
Yes! One of course cannot restrain them all the time but if the parents had a modecum of intelligence they would have realised that in the situation they were in (wild animals) they should.
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1 year 10 months ago
But this type of accident, that is Child jumping into Gorilla Cage happens at something like 1 per 10 Million people visiting Zoos. So base on that ratio it is far less common, far more of an accident than Car crashes. You dont see People calling for banning all drivers, because we have Car crashes.
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1 year 10 months ago
Fair point, but it is a legal obligation to wear seat belts in cvase you do have a RTA.

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