How Can We Stop Another Harambe?

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By now you have probably heard about the crisis at the Cincinnati Zoo this week: a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla enclosure, and responding to what became a life-threatening situation, zoo personnel fatally shot a 17-year-old silverback gorilla named Harambe. The story quickly made international headlines and the zoo’s decision was deemed controversial. Since then, much discussion has broken out online focusing primarily on criticism of the child’s mother, from those who filed a petition urging a Child Protective Services investigation to a slurry of shaming tweets:

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