I’m sure everyone has heard about Harambe. Not only has the death of the silver back gorilla affected Ohio people but it is also known nation wide. There have been so many debates as whether or not killing this gorilla was necessary and the right thing to do. Many animal activists were very upset to hear that they had killed an animal that is endangered because a kid crawled into the cage. I worked at the Columbus Zoo over the summer so it was the talk of the whole zoo. So many people were very angry and said that it was the childs fault. But in the end they had to protect a human life over an animals. A common question is why? Why is the animals life any less important than the humans?
Those questions have rattled many people and can not seem to be answered. Either way the death of this one animals started a social media fiasco. This includes many memes and quotes that people will chant. They also have created many websites such as a petition on change.org to hopefully help with animal conservation. The impact that this one animal has had on people is insane. There have been many instances at the columbus Zoo where people will climb into a cage and they have to put the animal to sleep to ensure the humans safety. The bottom line is these animals are put in these tiny cages and sometimes alone when they are meant to be in the wild and free. If a human would climb into their cage they are probably so bored that they would want to play with anything. I think the problem is not so much that he was shot but zoos in general. It does have some benefits to children, such as learning what animals are what and also if an animals is going endangered in the wild but other than that it is just sad to enclose a wild animal into a 16 by 16 cage. I think if anything needs to change it shouldn’t be more safety around the cages but less animals in zoos that are meant to be wild. Its sad that an innocent animal had to lose its life just to show a lesson but if it wouldn’t have people would not have brought attention to it.