On Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo, an absolutely horrifying incident occurred when a four-year-old child fell into a silver back gorilla’s enclosure while the boy’s family and visitors could only watch in horror. Quick action was taken by zoo officials, who made the tough call to fatally shoot the 17-year-old gorilla, Harambe. During some of the shocking video footage the boy’s mother can be heard shouting words of encouragement to the boy, trying to keep him calm. “Mommy loves you,” she called. The internet hasn’t exactly taken well to this family, though. In fact, they became quite hostile at how a parent could let a boy into such a situation. If you browse through Twitter’s #JusticeForHarambe hashtag you’ll see some of that.
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