A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy is a Gorilla

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Last Saturday (May 28), the Cincinnati Zoo shot to death an endangered gorilla to save a 4-year-old boy. An outrage ensued on social media, with some defending the zoo and others calling for a boycott against Cincinnati Zoo. What do you think should have happened? What about the implications of the worldviews underlying such an outrage? Join Andy and Steve as they offer their two cents.

Links & Articles

Gorilla killing: Harambe’s death at zoo prompts backlash from BBC

In gorilla’s death, critics blame mother, Cincinnati Zoo from CNN

‘Shooting an endangered animal is worse than murder’: Grief over gorilla’s death turns to outrage from Washington Post

A Facebook post from Amanda O’Donoughue, a zookeeper who worked with gorillas

Outro Music “Nameless: the Hackers Title Screen” by BoxCat Games
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