On my reader, some more bullshit popped up! It would seem that many Caucasians and some not of the Caucasian persuasion, but not exactly of the Negroid race is still all het up about the shooting death of a 450 lb. gorilla named Harambe by a zookeeper who was alarmed that Harambe, because of all the screaming and yelling that was going on when a child fell into the gorilla moat, might accidently harm the child in his agitation.
Now, we have all heard about the incident that happened at a Cincinnati zoo. What I would like to know is why do we need a zoo? If you folks didn’t go to the zoo, there would be no need for animals, endangered or not, to be placed in a zoo for people to look at them in awe struck wonder, I suppose. I’ve never been to a zoo and so I don’t know exactly how you folks are looking in the face when you’re ogling animals that are basically locked up and awaiting the pleasure of you and your screaming brats.
Let us not concentrate on the fact that zoos exist and the reason they exist, let us concentrate on the fact that an incident happened and that this is not the first incident of its kind to happen at a zoo.
This was not the first time a child has gotten into an exhibit. A 5-year-old fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Jersey Zoo in the United Kingdom 30 years ago, knocking himself unconscious. A male gorilla, Jambo, stroked his back until zoo keepers were able to get to the boy.
Ten years later, another 3-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago. That time a female gorilla, Binti Jua, picked the child up and carried him to safety.
A 2-year-old boy fell into a cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in April 2015 after his mother allegedly dangled him over a railing. The parents rescued the child.
And another 2-year-old was killed by African dogs after, zoo officials charged, his mother lifted him up onto a 4-foot-tall wooden railing to get a better view. He fell into the exhibit and was attacked. The parents sued the zoo and later settled.
So, why the outrage over this particular incident? Anyone care to comment? Share an opinion? I’m all eyes!
On Twitter, it would seem that the latest hashtag rage is #CaptivityKills. “Don’t Buy A Ticket To Support Animal Prisons!
Well now, that’ll do the trick. I am betting that every zoo has had to shutter its doors, release all animals back into their natural habitat and stick a ‘Closed’ sign on the door. Not one ‘human’ has crossed under a ‘Welcome To The Zoo’ sign since this incident. I mean, just read back and see if zoos closed after the first incident when a 5-year old child fell into a gorilla enclosure. Did it? Uh…no!
Did zoos close shop when the next incident occurred ten years later when a 2-year old boy fell into a Cheetah exhibit? Uh…noooooo. Did all zoos shut down after the next incident when a 2-year old boy was killed by African dogs? Again…uh….nooooo.
But now, for some strange reason, let’s indict the parents of this three or four year old child, although, judging from the different news reports I’ve seen, no one seems to be able to figure out whether the child is three or four, but regardless, let’s indict the parents in this case. Never mind the fact that in the case of the 2-year old who was killed by African dogs, the mother was actually lifting the 2-year old up onto a wooden railing for a better view, the child fell and the parents sued the zoo and guess what? The case was settled. Wow! Did you see that coming?
Fifty years or so later, another incident that’s similar to all the others and everyone’s knickers are in a knot. Wow! I did NOT see THAT coming! Sarfuckingcasm!
So, Cecil, The Lion, too bad, so sad, your reign is over and Harambe’s has just begun! He was placed in captivity, for his own good, it has been stated and now, he is dead because we’ve just got to satisfy our curiosity for animals in captivity. Newsflash, we’re all animals in captivity. Some of you just have bigger cages than others, but don’t get too comfortable because your cage is more than likely going to get smaller and smaller. You may even end up taking Harambe’s spot. Now, get all het up over that!
We are all to blame for what happened to the child and to Harrambe because of our selfishness and selective outrage. Where was your outrage over these other incidents as noted here and some were not 30 years old? You know, some of you really take the cake. You sit back and point fingers and exclaim in fake ass outrageous tones to all and sundry, but when it comes right down to it, you’re just a pack of hypocritical assholes who get to pick and choose what bandwagon to hop onto next. You’re pitiful, that’s what you are! Because you actually did something constructive about the animals who are sitting all up in a zoo since YOU want to go and ogle them! You fucking hashtagged for ole Harrambe! WOW! What a big fucking step you took! Ain’t you just the shit? Yes indeed, you’re shit! You’ll get no argument from me there and that’s for damn sure, you pack of hypocritical, pretentious twits!