There has been a lot of outcry and backlash lately surrounding the decision to shot and kill the Cincinnati gorilla who allegedly dragged a four-year-old child around his enclosure after the boy fell in.
Support has come out for the decision to shot the gorilla saying it saved the boys life, others like Big Bang Theory Kaley Cuoco have spoken out in support of the gorilla.
The actress, who is a huge animal lover, spoke out on Instagram about the choice to shoot the endangered gorilla.
“RIP #harambe Im sure I will get tons of backlash (per usual) I mean let’s be honest, I wear the wrong sweatpants and the entire world has something to say about it, but once again , another senseless horrendous animal being killed over people not using their brains. If you watch the footage, you see this gorgeous animal holding that child’s hand. Do with that ,what you will. As sad as this makes me, a part of me is happy for that amazing creature doesn’t have to live in captivity another day. Bring on the hate!!!!”
Responses were torn, with most comments supporting her “I agree” wrote one, “This is so sad, to me the life of the gorilla was more precious than the kid’s,” said another.
However, the experts have spoken out against Kaley’s claims. The zoo’s director Thane Maynard said that Harambe was being protective and insists he posed a threat to the boy’s life.