TAKE A STAND: The Death of Harambe

TAKE A STAND: The Death of Harambe

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - It's been a while since a story has captivated us the way the death of Harambe the Western lowland gorilla has.

We all watched in horror as the three-year-old boy somehow found his way inside the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and was dragged around in the water.

Whether the gorilla was planning to harm or protect the boy depends on who you ask. The zoo felt the boy's life was in danger, so they made the gut-wrenching decision to shoot and kill Harambe.

Some are very critical of the zoo.

Others say a human life is more important. Some blame the boy's parents for not keeping a closer eye on him.

However you feel, the story is prompting a closer look.  The USDA says it will review the safety of zoo enclosures.

Let's all hope everyone involved does whatever necessary to make sure something like this never happens again.

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