WHY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE GORILLA, HARAMBE.
News and Events Thursday, June 2, 2016
I was busy minding my own business on the internet (you know can't just mind your business on the web), and I clicked one video, entered another one and found myself in a Gorilla video. I thought my heart was going to explode from fear at what I was seeing in the video, I was so scared, I tightly clutched the wrapper that was loosely tied around my chest, muttering "Ehhhhhhhh Jeeeeeessssuuuus". Make I gist you wetin happen:
So Harambe is a 17 year old Gorilla in a Cincinnati Zoo, and then this woman somehow was not minding her child, na so this 4 year old pikin fall enter the Gorilla pit. The Gorilla proceeded to handle this child the only way an animal would, that was the point where I was clutching my wrapper tightly. Harambe the Gori, dragged this small boy under water, I was scared he would just snuff life out of that poor child. The Zoo decided to kill the gorilla to save the boys life. Whew!
But that's not where the story ends.
Now animal activists are protesting that the Gorilla did not mean to harm the boy, say na play e dey play and that Harambe should not have been killed especially as it's species are endangered. Sigh. They insist it should have been tranquillised. Right now, there is a petition against the zoo and more than 200, 000 people have signed it.
The Zoo believes they did the right thing as you cannot predict what the Gorilla would have done next, no matter how well behaved an animal it is. If it was tranquillised, it would take at least 5 minutes to have an effect.
I'm confused. At what point did we get to this point where you start weighing whether a human being's life is more important than an endangered gorilla's life?
What do you think? Well watch this short clip
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Thursday, June 02, 2016