PETA is on the prowl! Harambe, the gorilla that was tragically killed on May 28 at the Cincinnati zoo after a four-year old landed inside the enclosure, has incited a lot of anger across the globe. Now PETA is speaking out, and they’re not happy! See their message.
Leave it to PETA to come to Harambe‘s rescue! The organization fiercely protects all animal rights, and the killing of a gorilla at a Cincinnati zoo is definitely not right in their eyes. The incident that occurred on May 28 has aroused the attention of the organization, and they are disgusted with what they have seen. Read their message below!
“Yet again, captivity has taken an animal’s life. The gorilla enclosure should have been surrounded by a secondary barrier between the humans and the animals to prevent exactly this type of incident. Gorillas have shown that they can be protective of smaller living beings and react the same way any human would to a child in danger,” PETA said in a formal statement.
Many people have spoken out against the Cincinnati zoo and called this an act of senseless violence. In fact, a lot of celebrities have raised their voice in unison as well. PETA has always been on the right side of justice when it comes to animal rights, and have done their research, so there is a chance this animal didn’t have to die.
“This tragedy is exactly why PETA urges families to stay away from any facility that displays animals as sideshows for humans to gawk at,” PETA continued. Yikes! This wasn’t an easy pill to swallow for either party. The zoo had a tough call to make, and did what they felt like they needed in order to protect human life that day.
We’re sure this isn’t the last they’ll hear from PETA, and the organization is doing everything they can to ensure incidents like this stop occurring across the nation. Until then, we’re hoping this will urge parents to watch their children closer at zoo’s! Rest in paradise, Harambe!
What do you think of PETA’s statement about the incident, HollywoodLifers? Do you think the zoo made the best call possible given the circumstances? Tell us your thoughts below!