The Watch Dog response:
Problem #1: The boy got into the area where the Gorilla was and shouldn’t have been there due to getting out of the site of the parents. If there is a law that meets the description for what some call negligence then charge them damn.
Problem #2: Since the boy was in there with the Gorilla obviously the zoo staff thought the damn best thing to do was to shoot it so therefore I trust they knew what they were doing.
I am not going to debate folk on what they would have done if it was their child but I know that I would want my child removed from the area with the Gorilla by any means necessary and then if they want to charge me with neglect then so the hell be it.
Astonishing new footage how Harambe the gorilla was protecting a four-year-old boy who fell into his cage – minutes before he was shot dead.
Moments later, the 17-year-old gorilla was fatally shot by zoo staff in a bid to protect the boy who had fallen 12 feet into the enclosure.
However, eyewitnesses have claimed that the gorilla was showing no aggressive behaviour towards the boy.
It is claimed that screams from those watching the unfolding situation panicked the animal, causing him to drag the child at a quick speed across the water. (Mirror)