Wednesday, 1 June 2016

RIGHT ANGLE: DEATH OF A GORILLA

Scott Ott brings the story of a Gorilla shot after a boy fell into an ape enclosure. It brings up deeper issues of animal welfare and the entire idea of zoos.

3 comments:

p kerit said...

tranquilizer gun

steveH said...

Gorilla was agitated, and in spite of what you see on TV, tranquilizer guns don't act instantly.

Gorilla get tagged, it hurts, he reacts. A chimpanzee, to say nothing of a gorilla, is strong enough to literally tear a child in pieces, easily.

Tranq gun wasn't an option in this case.

Anonymous said...

Should we have zoos? Maybe you could make a moral argument against it but can you therefore ban it? I don't think so any more than we can ban everything that someone dislikes. Let there be zoos. Let the anti-zoo people go somewhere else. Problem solved.