Top Ten Reasons Why Harambe Did Not Deserve to Die

I noticed how Harambe became a big thing. I noticed how he did not deserve to die. R.I.P Harambe. Who would of been stupid enough to shoot him.

The Top Ten

The mother was not taking care of her child, so that was her fault.

Yes, because it was clearly her fault that her child ran away from her, that child ran into a gorilla pen and then the zoo killed said gorilla. That is asinine reasoning. That's like saying that the mother of Jamie Bulger was responsible for his death because she looked away for a few minutes because he was abducted. Stupid argument.

The child wanted to enter. The mom said no. The child ignored her, leading to all of these events.

Okay, I'm just getting sick and tired of all these Harambe memes. I get that shooting Harambe was sad and stuff, but what other choice did they have? If they used tranquilizers, Harambe would have just become more agitated rather than be rendered unconscious, further putting the child at a greater risk of life-threatening harm.

I thought I was the only one. And yes, I explained the exact same thing to her.

I care both about the child and Harambe. Harambe was not killing the child, he actually protected him from being shooted. I blame the mother and the people that shooted him for putting these two at risk.

He was not protecting the child. He was keeping the gorilla children away from the kid so he could beat it to death. I'm not trying to be morbid or negative, but that's usually what gorillas do.

I think I'm going to make a response post to this list. This list is a little silly and out of character for this user. The post should be up soon.

Harambe was doing nothing to the kid, just protecting him.

He did not protect the kid, but he just dragged him around the enclosure. I don't think he intended to harm the kid, but he was curious about him, which was why he dragged him around. Animals have different ways of examining things.

I saw the video and this statement is so true. The gorilla was just trying to protect the poor child.

He dragged the kid violently several times. You'd see that if you watched the original video.

It's not like a wild animal might have attacked and harmed the child though, is it?

They shot Harambe for no good reason.

True, harambe is a protector. He was not attacking him, he was protecting him from the evil of the outside world. He guarded him from the violence. Harambe is peaceful and kind.

NO GOOD REASON? That kid was almost MAULED to death. What would you do if you're own child was being mauled to death? I know animal abuse is wrong, but when an animal is attacking an innocent child and I had to choose between who's going to die, the choice is clear.

Honestly, Humans are overpopulated but Gorillas are an endangered species! To me, the gorilla is more important than the human. Besides, there are plenty more humans in the world.

People are acting as if Harambe was throwing the kid around the enclosure. Calm down and go back to spreading cookie recipes on Facebook

Apparently No good reason for this guy is dragging a kid around a habitat thing violently._.

Shooting Harambe is animal abuse, which should be illegal.

When deciding between a human's life and an animal's life, the choice is clear. If my comment offends you animal rights people, then you can just get bent. The gorilla may not have done anything to the kid, but wild animals are unpredictable. Who knows what he would have done if they hadn't shot him. And fyi, they ruled out tranquilizers because they weren't guaranteed to work immediately and may have provoked Harambe to violence.

I'm pretty sure if they tried tranquilizing the gorilla, he would start acting more violently before knocking out and seriously injure the kid. He had to be killed to protect the kid, but Harambe's death is the kid's mother's fault, really. Everyone should be blaming her for not watching her child.

If they used tranquilizer, instead of knocking him out, He would become more violent and could actually kill the child. This isn't animal abuse.

So wait if I kill an Animal it is illegal but when the Animal Kills Me it doesn't matter? Right?

Harambe was a well loved gorilla, so people that might have loved him are now sad now because of that.

True. Then again, I'm sure the child's family and friends may have been terribly sad if the child was killed, but who cares about that?

I honestly bet nobody gave a crap about Harambe before the whole killing incident happened. - NikBrusk

Nobody knew him before that incident happened

Nobody knew Harambe before this incident

Harambe was a good gorilla, not a bad gorilla.

Animals don't even know the difference! They do what they have to do to survive!

He was a normal one

Do you know that?

1. You don't know that
2. He was neither good nor bad. He was just a normal gorilla.

The zoo killed Harambe just so they cannot be sued for the kids injury, but that is wrong.

We all know Human Life are way, way more important than a Gorilla's Life and also if they didn't do anything they would be shut down by the government for NEGLECT and the mother would be ridiculously angry at the zoo for this so what are you saying?

They shot it because if they tranquilized it, there was the possibility of it going berserk and hurting the kid.

The case probably wouldn't work because it was really the mother's fault for not watching her child

This isn't the least twisted out of all the her reasoning here, this is verly likely. Why else would they risk hitting the kid?

When Harambe dragged the kid, that is the way gorillas drag their kids, so they should not blame him for his natural behaviors that are normal for a gorilla.

The kid didn't deserve to be attacked but it WAS Harambe's territory. The zookeepers should know better about handling gorillas. People should be glad this wasn't a lion or tiger's pen that the kid fell into. I'm not dismissing the kid but Harambe doesn't deserve to DIE because he's an animal and not a human.

That kid will be into pieces immediately after he fell into tiger's cage.

Yeah! Who cares about the fact that he was injuring him? And nobody was blaming him! They HAD to shoot him.

They could have went down there and grabbed him. Remember that there was a video recording the incident, and it went on long enough for them to go down there and grab the child. They had enough time.

How dare they be concerned over the fact that the child could have been seriously harmed or injured!

Yet again, if they used tranquilizers, the kid is OVER! O-V-E-R PAL!

Gorillas are more important than humans.

Gorillas (and ANY endangered animals for that matter) ARE WAY more important! The human race is way too overpopulated with babies being born everyday! Who cares about humans when animals are living creatures too! There should be WAY more of these endangered animals than humans.

One human (Baby too) life isn't as important as an endangered Gorilla. One human isn't worth as much

There are way more humans than there are gorillas. Especially the endangered ones.

Harambe deserves to be in the wild free, like any other animal, not locked in a zoo just to get killed.

There's nothing to say that he wouldn't be harmed in the wild either, especially with the rise of poachers. A peaceful life in captivity is better than a dangerous life in the wild surely. Not to mention, what does this have to do with his death?

I'm with DCfnaf. Zoo animals are happy getting their food handed to them and not having to rough it in the wild. They also get toys and stuff so they get exercise and don't get bored. They have everything they need and bonus! No predators.

PETA doesn't know squat about animals or the people who care for them.

So you're saying that zoos shouldn't exist and that people are not allowed to see other animals that they are fascinated in? And who says they're "locking him in a zoo"? They still take care of him, feed him, etc.

He would die in the wild anyways, so that item doesn't makes sense. Only cruel zoos should be closed, not all

The Contenders

Harambe is now misunderstood as a bad guy thanks to this.

Indeed. Poor wild animal. I'm pretty sure the bears that killed Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend were perfectly nice.

What the hell are you talking about?

Gorillas don't eat humans.

True. Then again, they can still harm them, an outcome of which I'm sure the kid's family didn't want especially considering it could lead to the kid being killed. Idiots.

What the hell does this have to do with anything?

That wouldn't matter if they do eat us

Yes...but they BEAT them. Who added this?

Of course it wasn't you! You wrote an apology post before this was added.

Gorillas are endangered.

True, unlike humans.

Animals are better than humans

Plus, the gorilla is ENDANGERED

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