Cincinnati Zoo’s Fence Between Public And Harambe Didn’t Meet Federal Standards
While the zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team acted appropriately in their controversial decision to shoot and kill the 17-year-old gorilla after he grabbed the three-year-old, the tot should have never fallen in the first place.
He likely wouldn’t have should the zoo’s fences, originally constructed in 1978, been up to code. “It became apparent on May 28 that the barrier was no longer effective,” Agriculture Department spokeswoman Tanya Espinosa told the AP in an email. “The Cincinnati Zoo took swift and comprehensive corrective action in response.”
While claims Harambe got 11,000 votes were debunked, some fuckers indeed voted for the decreased gorilla for president. We loved Harambe and wanted somebody to blame for his death, and with the news that the Cincinnati Zoo’s barrier was not up to code, go ahead and get angry at the zoo, but leave the poor child’s mother alone.