The petition for ‘Harambe’s Law’ specifically points out zoo visitors – both moms and dads and children – as celebrations accountable for animals’ safety. The petition is named after a 17-year-old silverback gorilla who was shot and eliminated at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy fell into the animal’s enclosure.
Video obtained by ABC News shows the gorilla dragging the little boy through the water in the enclosure, and the zoo stated that the fire department reported that “the gorilla was violently dragging and throwing the child.”
However, a witness declares the gorilla was not “hurting” the child, however rather seemed to be “securing him.”
Protests have actually been growing at the zoo since the Dangerous Animal Response Team eliminated Harambe.
However, zoo authorities are standing by their decision.
Another petition, blaming the child’s parents for disregard and calling for them to be examined has drawn more than 225,000 advocates.