This weekend, our culture’s worship of animals and its cruel indifference to children finally came crashing together when a 4 year old child fell into the gorilla exhibit at the zoo in Cincinnati. Zoo officials were forced to shoot the ape to protect the kid. Many animal experts have agreed that the ape could have and probably would have killed the child at any moment — intentionally or unintentionally — leaving the zoo with no choice.
But that hasn’t been good enough for the peanut gallery. Scores of people have expressed outrage over the death of the gorilla, insisting that the zoo ought to have risked the child’s life in order to preserve the gorilla’s. There’s already been a shrine built to the ape, and tonight a candle light vigil is planned.
So, just as I had to do when everyone was worked up about Cecil the Lion, I am…This post was originally published on this site