Criminal charges possible in killing of Cincinnati gorilla

Exposing the Big Game

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By Ginny McCabe2 hrs ago

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CINCINNATI, May 31 (Reuters) – Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

The death of Harambe, a 450-pound (200-kg) gorilla, also prompted the animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now to file a negligence complaint on Tuesday against the zoo with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The group is seeking the maximum penalty of $10,000.

The group said in its complaint letter that the child’s ability to get past the barrier was proof the zoo was negligent and should be fined for a “clear and fatal violation of the Animal Welfare Act.”

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One thought on “Criminal charges possible in killing of Cincinnati gorilla

  1. I don’t like zoos, as I do not like animals in captivity. However, I must point out that ultimately, it is not the zoo’s fault this happened. The parent(s) should have had their child under better and proper supervision. This blame-shifting world we live in is getting out of hand.
    RIP Harambe.

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