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Old 05-31-2016, 08:37 AM
 
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Are you serious?

Tranquilizers take several minutes with a big gorilla and they can become more agitated until they pass out. The 3 year old has bad parents, he shouldn't die over it.
Serious yes - the boy was in no immediate obvious danger...so they could have took a chance with the tranq and had the rifle on standby, in case he did raged. But no - they went straight to lethal means for an animal that is nearly extinct, because of a parent failed to maintain adequate care of their child.
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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Why didn,t they use a chain link fence? Most zoos use them to keep the people safe as well as the animals from the people.
I'm sure in hindsight - they regret not using something more obstructive...as they probably assumed parents would maintain proper oversight of their children & the railing offers a bit more visibility into the animal's captivity.


It's a shame that a gorilla had to die over the lack of parental oversight.
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:43 AM
 
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Irresponsible parents.
What is scary is that the boy's mother is the administrator of a preschool.
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: louisville
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Default Gorillas and... Guns

Tragic instance in my hometown this weekend. But it prompted a question:

Is the parent going to be brought up on negligence charges that ultimately led tragically to this gorillas execution??? As gun control advocates often want in cases where children, being children, grab a gun and tragically shoot themselves, or another?

Disclosure, I haven't had time to look up yet whether there is a call for charging the parent/adult in supervision.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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What is scary is that the boy's mother is the administrator of a preschool.
She just attached a legacy to her child. I do understand kids get away, but when 2 parents are present, this should not happen toddlers are not that smart.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Plenty of blame to toss around. Were the parents irresponsible? It would appear so. At the same time, how did the zoo get away with a fence where a 3 year old could squeeze through? Even residential construction codes mandate a maximum of a 4 inch gap in "balusters" to prevent exactly this from happening. And if anyone has looked....as usual the MSM has lied and edited the video. The gorilla wasn't just standing there "attending" the child. They cut out the sections where he was running through the moat and dragging the kid like a rag doll. Look up the unedited version and it tells a different story from the cuddly giant that most networks are presenting.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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The parents are Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson who has a lifelong criminal record. They have four children and not married. GREGG is a preschool administrator.
I was shocked to read Gregg's statement because there was not one word of remorse. When we keep animals in a zoo or other captive enclosures then we must assume full responsibility for the well-being of that animal. Harambe died because of Gregg's neglect. She should be charged with criminal negligence the same as if she allowed a gun to be accessed by her children.
Now we learn she is an administrator for a preschool. Would you allow this person to have anything to do with your child's education or well-being?
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: PA
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The Zoo thinks of 2 things.
1.. If we kill the animal the animals will not SUE
2. If you let the child die and do nothing we will be closing the zoo.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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You shoot the gorilla without hesitation. He's just an animal that can be replaced. You cannot replace a child. Ever.

After the fact, you sue the incompetent parents for allowing it to happen for the loss of the gorilla and the bullet.

Again, people are friggin nuts.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: CA
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You shoot the gorilla without hesitation. He's just an animal that can be replaced. You cannot replace a child. Ever.
What are you talking about? I guarantee you can replace that kid more easily than you can replace that gorilla.
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