Kaley Cuoco is demanding justice for Harambe, the gorilla killed after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Kaley slammed Harambe’s shooting as ‘senseless,’ saying that the boy was in no danger from the ‘gorgeous’ beast.
The heartbreaking death of Harambe, the 17-year-old gorilla shot at the Cincinnati Zoo, has left Kaley Cuoco, 30, seeing red! Though zoo officials decided to kill Harambe to save a 4-year-old boy that fell into the animal’s exhibit, Kaley thinks the child was completely safe from the gorilla!
“RIP Harambe,” Kaley wrote while captioning an Instagram picture of the majestic animal on April 31, three days after a young boy fell into the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati zoo. After the boy was “violently dragged” by the animal, the zoo’s response team made the heavy decision to end Harambe’s life. This decision left The Big Bang Theory actress furious over the “senseless” shooting, calling the tragedy “another…animal being killed over people not using their brains.”
“If you watch the footage,” Kaley added, “you see this gorgeous animal holding that child’s hand. Do with that what you will. As sad at this makes me, a part of me is happy [that] the amazing creature doesn’t have to live in captivity another day.”
Kaley’s not the only celeb upset over Harambe’s killing. Stars like Charlamagne Tha God, 35, Zelda Williams, 26, and more blasted the zoo for not protecting the endangered gorilla. Others even blamed Michelle Gregg, the mother of the 4-year-old boy. Michelle fired back at her criticz, saying that “accidents happen” and that she’s really thankful that her son is okay.
Animal lovers were not willing to accept that “accidents happen,” and they questioned the Zoo’s decision to shoot Harambe instead of using a tranquilizer dart. That “was not a good idea,” Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard said in a press conference, pointing out how Harambe “was acting erratically. He was disoriented.” A tranquilizer “would have definitely created alarm in the male gorilla,” and that it would take 10 minutes before the drug knocked Harambe out.
Jack Hanna, 69, the legendary wildlife expert, supports the Zoo’s decision. “The power that animal has is beyond comprehension,” he said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that child would not be here today if they hadn’t made that decision.” Jack wasn’t the only wildlife expert backing up the zoo, as Jeff Corwin, 48, put the blame solely on the boy’s parents, saying had they used some “personal responsibility,” Harambe would still be alive.
What do you think about Kaely’s comments, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with what she said, and that the boy was in no danger?