Did Cincinnati Zoo really have to kill a rare gorilla? – Madison Park, Emanuella Grinberg, and Tiffany Ap, CNN
Predictably, Internet busybodies are looking for someone to blame here.
The busybodies say the zookeepers should have held their fire or used tranquilizer darts, busybodies say. Seriously? Would you gamble your child’s life on that?
The busybodies say the parents shouldn’t have let their kids wander into the gorilla cage, the busybodies say. But in reality, kids do stuff. You take your eyes off them a second and they get into trouble.
And then there’s this guy on Twitter who is auditioning for a role as a serial killer on a CSI spinoff:
Humans imprison gorilla. Human enters gorilla prison. Gorilla gets shot dead for being near human. Humanity is a disease.
— daniel (@13forests) May 30, 2016
This is a relatively happy ending to what could have been a tragedy.