By Shanique Higgs
On Saturday may 28th a gorilla in the Cincinnati zoo got ahold to a three year old boy and was manhandled by the seventeen year old silverback gorilla that the Cincinnati zoo calls Hambre.
The young boy somehow made his way into the gorilla's enclosure when the mother was not looking.
The mother, Kimberley Ann Perkins O'Connor claims that she was trying to take a picture of the gorilla, who was peeking out of his cave, when she heard a splash and then a man screaming. The child had fallen into the gorilla's enclosure.
when the gorilla heard the screams of the crowd in fear of the child it made the gorilla felt that he was in some type of danger so he took action and decided to grab the child And drag him throughout his enclosure.
zoos Cincinnati's, have protocols in place for when an animal threatens staff or visitors. In this case, the zoo had to decide whether to tranquilize 17-year-old Harambe, a 450-pound western lowland gorilla, or to use greater force, said Ed Hansen, CEO of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.
Many people feel that this protocol is not appropriate and many also feel that they didn't have to kill young silverback gorilla, but instead tranquilize the gorilla so that he can get off the child and the child could be removed and be placed to safety.
A firm believer of fairness and justice (Mary higgs-mims) feel as though that “the mother should be held responsible for the escaping of the child, and that it was negligence on her part to allow her child to be exposed to stray away from her. She also says did the precaution of the gorillas was mistreated and that they should have look deeper into whether the gorillas was intentionally trying to harm the child or just trying to get the child out have his personal habitat.”
This brings up the question as to whether United States treats animals with true justice or whether or not they treat them with cruelty.
Similar instances occurred especially when a two-year-old boy was mauled to death by a couple of African painted dogs in the Pittsburgh Zoo on November 3rd 2012.
Another instance occurred in belly with a seven year old boy named Maqsood slipped into the Tigers today and was face-to-face with a tiger for nearly fifteen minutes while I was yelling crowd throwing stones at the Tiger which caused the tiger to react in a bad way in which he attacked the seven year old boy into hundreds of pieces.
This is very few of the many instances where there are potentially dangerous animals in contact with a very young child. When this happens we should take precautions and not ask about emotions many said that the yelling of the people caused the animal to react in the way in which was dangerous so when we are in close contact with potentially dangerous animals we should always be alert of where our children are and also where we're standing.