If I were a zoo keeper who worked with these great apes on a daily basis I would have gone inside that enclosure in an heatbeat to intervene in someway. Anybody who knows me would not doubt that. I would have gone in unarmed if there were no other options. IF a taser had been available I would have gone as close as was needed to use it.
All of them. Zoo Director Thane Maynard should resign, right now.
This was beyond the bloody pale. A magnificent, INNOCENT silverback gorilla shot dead when there had to have been other options.
This is it. I have had it. The shootings of the lions in Chile was bad enough … BUT this in supposedly enlightened and civilized U.S. of A. I have had it. I am going to join the anti-zoo brigade, It is time we stop killing innocent animals, in zoos, for no fault of theirs.
Boycott bloody Cincinnati Zoo. This was inexcusable.