With that said, no animal and nothing from our wildlife should be killed for the sake of being killed in general, let alone because of a mistake made by humans. I hear stories about animals being euthanized because it bit a human and in this case at the Cincinnati Zoo where a human enters the area where a Gorilla is caged up, and because of human neglect or just because of a mistake, it should not be shot dead because of it.
There is nothing right about what went down and that Gorilla did not deserve to be killed because a human with a brain, kid or adult, happened to wander in its cage. If a child found a way to crawl or fall into a cage with an animal meant to live in the wild, there is neglect by the Zoo. There should be safety measures taken and set up to make certain this never happens.
But again and fundamentally, there should be no zoo's. At the very least (or most depending on how look at it), if humans need to see these beings in any way, it should be done in its own habitat and every human can work a job to make money to travel to South East Asia or to Africa to be driven in areas to view them in its own environment. Or and considering that we have been enslaving and caging up animals and wildlife beings for decades now, there should be sanctuaries set up to replace zoos and circuses. Then, we can do the same things they do in Africa and in South East Asia that I just mentioned where humans can be driven on what are a huge acreages of land to see any animal and any wildlife being live a normal life.
These are accessible and attending zoo's and circuses are weak. It is not real. Besides, what thrill does a human get when it sees an Elephant stand up on two feet or to watch a monkey dance or to see a Lion and a Dolphin for that matter, jump through a hoop. Whoop dee doo Batman. Is that fun? That is fun for people? Even if its fun for humans with brains, the gratification of it lasts 30 seconds time. Is that worth taking animals from its own environments? How is that fun? How is that more fun than going on a boat cruse to see Dolphins swim with its pods jumping out and in the water in bulks of hundreds at a time? That's a real thrill. Or, how about seeing a Giraffe or a Gorilla or an Elephant, Lion, Tiger and anything that lives in the wild, roam in a huge field? Hell, most approach humans anyway because they are inquisitive.
These beings are not into being caged up and nor are they into performing for us simple minded humans. It is honestly very much odd behavior if a human with a brain gets a thrill out of seeing animals and wildlife that way, as opposed to seeing them in their own environments.
Last week an endangered gorilla, affectionately named Harambe, was shot and killed after a child fell into his exhibit at the Cincinnati zoo. Videos show Harambe was protecting the child, not harming him, and killing the gorilla was unnecessary and beyond cruel. Please take action to hold the zoo and its director accountable to this tragedy.
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We believe that the Cincinnati zoo showed extreme and unnecessary force and violence when they killed an endangered gorilla at the zoo in the last week of May.
As the regulating body for national zoos we demand that you take the following steps:
1. significantly fine the Cincinnati zoo for their actions
2. develop more humane protocols for zoos across the country that not only protect people that may be in direct contact with animals, but most importantly the animals impacted by these irresponsible actions
3. immediately call for the resignation of Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard, who continues to defend these over-aggressive measures that lead to an endangered gorilla's death.
Thanks you for your immediate action on this matter.
Demand Apology From Zoo for Endangered Gorilla’s Death.
Target: Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo President
Goal: Make reparations for death of critically endangered gorilla by implementing protections to prevent additional tragedies.
A critically endangered Western lowland gorilla, Harambe, was shot and killed by zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo following an incident in which an unattended child fell into the animal’s habitat. Zoo president Thane Maynard admitted that the child “was not under attack,” but that the gorilla was killed because the child was “at risk.” Many have demanded to know why the animal was not shot with a tranquilizer, a response that could have removed the child from potential danger while preserving the life of the gorilla. Zoo officials have failed to offer an acceptable explanation.
Western lowland gorillas are broadly categorized as critically endangered, with an estimated 125,000 living in the world today. That the survival and well-being of every gorilla is of crucial importance to the future of the species as a whole makes the killing of Harambe even more incomprehensible. Worse, the senseless death of this particular animal will almost certainly engender negative impacts on the other gorillas in his family structure.
The Cincinnati Zoo acted rashly in its killing of Harambe, and action must be taken to ensure that additional tragedies do not occur. Though no action on the part of the zoo could ever make up for this animal’s lost life, future steps for the zoo should include an apology, reparations in the form of a sizeable contribution to a dedicated gorilla conservation group, and the institution of safety measures to prevent future accidents of this type. Demand that the Cincinnati Zoo hold themselves accountable for this irreversible, tragic error.
Dear Zoo President Thane Maynard,
We are shocked and appalled at the death of Harambe, the critically endangered Western lowland gorilla that lived for years at the Cincinnati Zoo. Though we understand that responders were concerned for the child’s safety, it is outrageous that persons with such responsibilities as this job requires were not properly equipped to respond without resorting to deadly force. Had the animal been shot with a tranquilizer dart, the child would have been removed from danger and the animal would still be living.
We, the undersigned, understand that every gorilla’s life is sacred and crucial to the survival of the species as a whole, and we know that Harambe’s death will likely negatively impact his family group. We ask that you hold yourselves accountable for Harambe’s death by committing to a public apology and sizeable donation to a committed gorilla conservation group. We hope that you will also implement an extensive safety plan to prevent future accidents of the kind that resulted in this senseless killing.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Brocken Inaglory
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