Last week, officials at the Cincinnati Zoo were forced to kill a gorilla after a four year-old boy scaled the fence of his enclosure. The story and video accompanying it have quickly gone viral, with millions of liberals whining that the gorilla should not have been shot.
Disturbing new reports, however, have revealed new details about this case that may make you think about it differently.
With animal experts like Jack Hanna defending the zookeepers’ actions, the focus of blame has shifted to the child’s mother, Michelle Gregg, and her parenting skills. According to Western Journalism, it has just been revealed that Gregg is employed as a daycare worker, which has taken attacks on her parenting skills to a whole new level.
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Some are even calling for Gregg to be prosecuted.
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Gregg responded to the incident in a Facebook post that has since been deleted.
“What started off as a wonderful day turned into a scary one…” she wrote. “God protected my child until the authorities were able to get to him. Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in the right place today.”
Some have defended Gregg’s parenting skills by pointing out that this could have happened to anyone. Eyewitness Deirdre Lykins told reporters that she saw the entire incident unfold, and that it could not have been prevented by Gregg.
“This was an accident! ! A terrible accident, but just that!” she said. “The child quickly crawled through! None of us actually thought he’d go over the nearly 15 foot drop, but he was crawling so fast through the bushes before myself or husband could grab him, he went over! This mother was not negligent and the zoo did an awesome job handling the situation!”
Police are still deciding whether or not they want to charge the boy’s parents. Do you think Gregg should be arrested? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.