This post was written by Connor Balough
Hillary Clinton’s most ardent fans were having solemn remembrances this Memorial Day for a fallen victim of “gun violence,” the gorilla in Ohio.
Democrats are seizing on the shot gorilla’s death to advance a gun grab plan to disarm the American people. Across social media, Democrats spent this Sunday honoring the “victim of gun violence,” the gorilla, instead of Veterans who died saving America.
The killing of a gorilla at a zoo in the US city of Cincinnati after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure has triggered outrage on social media.
Many said male gorilla Harambe should not have been shot dead as he did not intend to hurt the boy, some using the hashtag #JusticeForHarambe.
Others said the parents should be held responsible for not looking after their child during Saturday’s incident.
Zoo officials shot dead the gorilla after he grabbed and dragged the boy.
The zoo said it had taken this action against the 400lb (180kg) gorilla as the situation was “life-threatening”.
Twitter user StrayanRepublic, wrote: “#HARAMBE wasn’t dragging him to kill him… he was protecting the child from the threat of screaming tourists. @Xoxjlove @CincinnatiZoo.”
Kenz, another user, posted this message: “#JusticeForHarambe its so sad that an endangered animal had to be put down because of careless parenting.”
Meanwhile, Andrue wrote: “Why don’t zoos have instant acting tranquilizer? First those 2 lions now Harambe #JusticeForHarambe.”
He was referring to last week’s incident when two lions were shot dead in a zoo in Chile after a man entered their pen in an apparent suicide attempt.
More than 60,000 people have also signed a special petition, calling for the boy’s parents to “be held accountable for the lack of supervision and negligence that caused Harambe to lose his life”.